Extra commentary by Timothy Horrigan; January 8, 2010
[August 1, 2011] Congresswoman Giffords returned to work
seven months after she was shot. She cast her first
vote in favor
of the debt ceiling compromise bill which
|[January 22, 2012] Congresswoman Giffords announced that she would be resigning from Congress.|
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was one of 20 Democratic members of Congress, who was targeted by Sarah Palin in a 2010 fundraising ad. Giffords, a conservative republican from the Tucson area, was re-elected anyway. But, on January 8, 2010, she was shot by one or more assassins. A suspect named Jared Lee Loughner was apprehended at the scene.