Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords makes her first public appearance

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 6:25pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX44) - Injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a surprise appearance in Washington on August, 1st.

Giffords took part in the debt limit vote in congress that afternoon.

Fellow lawmakers gave her several sustained ovations, and then came over to greet her after the vote concluded.

Giffords was smiling, waving, and enjoying the display of affection from her fellow lawmakers.

This was the first time Giffords has been widely seen in public since she was shot in the head in Tucson in January.

She said, "I had to be here for this vote."



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