WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -
Mr. Speaker, my grandmother used to say that there is nothing more powerful than a woman that has made up her mind. Gabby Giffords has always been that woman. She is compassionate, tenacious, and relentless in her love for our country.
Her desire to serve and represent the people of Arizona has never wavered, and she will carry that same feisty spirit with her indefinitely.
After she was attacked and faced with what seemed to be insurmountable odds, Gabby fought each day to get better. Her recovery has been a miracle, and she will only continue to get stronger.
Gabby is the spirit of bipartisanship that we should all learn from, and I have enjoyed working with her on border security issues. She makes decisions based on what she sees to be right for her people. Although she will no longer serve in Congress for the time being, the people of Arizona have not lost an advocate.
No question about it, Gabby is a fighter, and she fights for what she believes in. She is fiercely dedicated to making her community and our country a better place because she is a woman that has made up her mind.
And that's just the way it is.