U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., made a surprise return to the House yesterday to cast a vote for the plan to raise the debt ceiling and avert a possible economic crisis. It is just seven months since she survived a shooting attack in her home district.
Colleagues, Democrats and Republicans, cheered her and hugged her as she entered the House floor. Her office tweeted:
@Rep_Giffords: Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis. Turn on C-SPAN now to see this historic moment.
@Rep_Giffords: The #Capitol looks beautiful and I am honored to be at work tonight.