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"Her presence today to make sure we honor the obligations of our great country is important and symbolic,” Pelosi said. "We are all privileged to call her a colleague, some of us very privileged to call her friend."
In a statement e-mailed by her office, Giffords said that she had been “deeply disappointed” by the gridlock in Washington as she watched the debt-ceiling debate unfold.
“After weeks of failed debate in Washington, I was pleased to see a solution to this crisis emerge,” Gifford said. I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics. I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy.”
Originally posted by drew1749
My only concern would be how she voted on the bill. I'm not sure if she voted for it or against it. I'd assume it's still good that she showed up. Shows she really cares.
Or I at least hope it wasn't a stunt.
casting a vote in support of the compromise debt ceiling bill.