Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Arizona Congresswoman Giffords Gives Formal Farewell

Getty Images

Mark Kelly says he’s “more optimistic than anyone else” about the future of his wife, Gabrielle Giffords.

He watched from the House gallery today as Giffords formally resigned her seat in the House of Representatives, a year after she was seriously wounded in a shooting in Tucson.

Lawmakers stood and cheered repeatedly as Giffords’ colleagues, some in tears, paid tribute to her during her farewell appearance on the House floor. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Giffords is “an inspiring symbol of determination and courage.”

In her resignation letter, Giffords said she had more work to do on her recovery, before she can “again serve in elected office.”

It was a day for Republicans and Democrats to put aside their differences. Republican Ted Poe said, “Gabby is the spirit of bipartisanship that we should all learn from.” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said her “strength against all odds” will serve as a “daily inspiration to all of us.”

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!