Leader Pelosi Honors the Service of Rep. Gabby Giffords
From Stenny Hoyer:
<..> “I love Gabby Giffords,” Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said. “Gabby’s beauty is in the heart, in the soul, in the spirit. The House of Representatives of America has been made prod by this extraordinary daughter of this House, who served so well during her tenure here, who felt so deeply about her constituents and cared so much for her country. Gabby, we love you. We have missed you.”
Giffords looked on as Hoyer paid tribute and responded, “and I miss you.”
From Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
<..> The Arizona delegation surrounded Giffords in the well of the House as Debbie Wasserman Schultz cried when she spoke, her arm around Giffords.
“I’m so proud of my friend and it will always be one of the great treasures of my life to have met Gabby Giffords and to have served with her in this body,” Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said. “We have all been through such a tumultuous year. The nation has been through a tumultuous year, no one more tumultuous than Gabby, and her family and her constituents in her beloved home city of Tucson, Arizona, and I know being able to be Gabby’s voice today, that knowing her as well as I do, that the one thing that has not been said is that Gabby wants her constituents to know, her constituents who she loves so much in southern Arizona, that it has been the greatest professional privilege of her life to represent them.”