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Ally Says Giffords Will Return To House

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who made a dramatic appearance to vote on the debt bill, will return to Congress, a close friend and colleague said Tuesday.

“We are confident that she is going to come back to help us full time,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla., chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told CBS.

Giffords is still recovering from nearly fatal brain injuries suffered when she was shot in Tucson Jan. 8.

“She is remarkable. Her recovery has been miraculous,” Wasserman Schultz said, while acknowledging her friend “still has a long way to go.”

“She still has intensive rehabilitation, physical and occupational and speech, and she’s working hard. In fact, she went right back to Houston, and she’ll be back in all her therapies tomorrow,” Wasserman Schultz said.

Giffords received a standing ovation from both parties when she surprised the House by showing up for Monday night’s vote on the debt ceiling.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hailed her as the “personification of courage.”

Wasserman Schultz said the party would help Giffords seek re-election next year if she chooses to run.

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  • Thinking About

    What a miracle in the making. I feel this lady has a lot left to show in her life. The doctors and therapist must bee rejoicing in her recovery. May Gos bless her and I hope for her in the future.

    • http://deleted Claire

      thinking About:

      At least they ALL gave her a standing ovation. I thought that was nice.

  • Kabayo

    How can you tell if a Democrat has brain damage?

    • http://deleted Claire

      Good grief.

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