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    From David Hawkings' daily CQ/RollCall update today:

    "THE HOUSE: Convened at 9 and is done for the week, having voted 408-0 for legislation that would apply anti-smuggling laws to the ultralight aircraft that have become the mule of choice for moving drugs from Mexico into the Southwest.

    The bill was a longtime priority of Gabby Giffords, who cast her final vote in favor of her measure just after handing in her letter of resignation during an extraordinarily emotional half an hour of tributes on the floor. I will recover and will return and we will work together again, the Arizona Democrat declared in her letter, which was read by her friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Giffords did not come to the microphone, but walked haltingly to the top of the rostrum to hand her resignation paperwork to Boehner, who was far from alone in openly sobbing at the sight."
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    From David Hawkings' daily CQ/RollCall update today:

    "THE HOUSE: Convened at 9 and is done for the week, having voted 408-0 for legislation that would apply anti-smuggling laws to the ultralight aircraft that have become the mule of choice for moving drugs from Mexico into the Southwest.

    The bill was a longtime priority of Gabby Giffords, who cast her final vote in favor of her measure just after handing in her letter of resignation during an extraordinarily emotional half an hour of tributes on the floor. I will recover and will return and we will work together again, the Arizona Democrat declared in her letter, which was read by her friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Giffords did not come to the microphone, but walked haltingly to the top of the rostrum to hand her resignation paperwork to Boehner, who was far from alone in openly sobbing at the sight."
    Boehner cried, your kidding!
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    Gotta give her props, she still has more brains after the shooting than her friend, Debbie Blabbermouth Schmuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Boehner cried, your kidding!
    I know, right?? :p In this case, it's hard to blame him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I know, right?? :p In this case, it's hard to blame him.
    She is a very likable lady and what happened to her was unspeakable.
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    I started tearing up watching Schultz read Giffords' letter. She was not my representative and I didn't agree with her on some things but it's still so heartbreaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    She is a very likable lady and what happened to her was unspeakable.
    What's more unspeakable is that there are those on the left who still blame conservatives and more specifically, the Tea Party for what happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    What's more unspeakable is that there are those on the left who still blame conservatives and more specifically, the Tea Party for what happened.
    I have a hunch that that contributed to her decision to resign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jendf View Post
    I started tearing up watching Schultz read Giffords' letter. She was not my representative and I didn't agree with her on some things but it's still so heartbreaking.
    I quickly used the remote before they showed the goodbye footage on whatever Fox news show I was watching at the time...as soon as I heard the words "tear jerking" I was outta there!
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