Gabrielle Giffords Says Pledge at Convention

Wounded Ex-Lawmaker Makes Emotional Appearance in Charlotte

By JTA

Published September 06, 2012.

Gabrielle Giffords recited the pledge of allegiance at the Democratic National Convention.

The former Arizona congresswoman walked onto the stage Thursday night, using a cane and accompanied by her close friend Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, to extended cheers and cries of “Gabby!”

Giffords was shot in the head by Jared Loughner in January o2011 in an attack at a Tucson constiueent meeting that left six people dead.

Giffords and Wasserman Schultz are the first Jewish women elected to Congress from their respective states..



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