Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Remarkable Gabrielle Giffords

Watch Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ resignation from Congress and the tributes the Congress paid to her! Have a hanky nearby!
by Charlie Leck

I was pretty much left sobbing this morning as I watched a touching video on the Washington Post. Oh, my! Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords turned in her letter of resignation from the House of Representatives and it was an extremely beautiful and emotional event.

The video can be found on the Washington Post web site, or you can watch below as the Congresswoman enters the House chambers as a Representative for the last time and is then surrounded by friends as Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL) reads Ms. Giffords’ letter of resignation in the House chambers yesterday. It was a touching, moving and highly emotional event.

Here’s a shortened version of the event on CNN if you don’t have time to listen to and watch the entire reading of the letter and the House’s extraordinary response (including shots of the choked up Speaker, John Boehner.

And, here’s the video…
(if you want to get quickly up to the reading of the letter, you can move ahead to about the 23 minute mark, though I recommend you watch her entrance and all the moving and beautiful comments about her).

There’s certainly not much more to be said. The nation wishes Gabbie, good, good luck. The state of Arizona must be very, very proud today!

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