This week, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, of Arizona, resigned this week in order to place full concentration on her recovery from when she was shot in January of 2011. What we saw on Wednesday morning this week was a completely divided house of representatives come together to honor this woman and everything that her experience means. This was the morning after our President gave a very “we are together” state of the union address.
To see both sides, actually feeling genuine compassion for one extraordinary human was something that we all needed to see. It gives us hope that maybe there are other issues that we can put our differences aside and get to work on the problems at hand. I understand that this is a huge mountain that we are only beginning to climb but thanks to Gabrielle Giffords, we have a shimmer of light to out some faith in.
This is the video from when Debbie Wasserman Schultz reads Gabrielle Giffords resignation letter.