Last night’s State of the Union speech was met with the usual partisan bickering afterwards. But one moment that went beyond party politics? The memorable entrance of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who announced her retirement earlier this week. Giffords, who was nearly killed in an assassination attempt last January, shared a warm hug with the President before the address began.
And today, Giffords, assisted by tearful Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, handed in her resignation after one last moment on the floor, and a tribute from her colleagues.
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