Good news for this Saturday morning.
LOS ANGELES — US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, who was almost killed in a horrific shooting in January, will eventually return to Congress, a senior Democrat who saw her last week said Thursday.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the newly-elected chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Giffords — shot in the head at point blank range — had made “tremendous progress” in the fourth months since the Arizona attack.
“I do think she’s gonna come back to Congress,” she told Good Morning America on ABC television. “I mean the progress that she’s making, I think that from what I understand, she’s on track for that to happen,” she added.
While this is great news, and while I’ve seen no reports of how closely she has followed matters of policy while recovering, I personally wouldn’t want to be the one to break it to her that, in the wake of the Tucson shooting, many members of the opposition decided to push for more guns in public places.
I simply have no idea how you tell someone who has been through what Gabrielle Giffords has been through just how insensitive and devilish some of her opposing colleagues have been. Let’s hope that those closest to her have been able to find, and continue to find, the right words.