February 9, 2011
Giffords speaks for first time since shooting
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke for the first time since she was shot.
C.J. Karamargin, a spokesman for Giffords (D-Ariz.), told CNN on Wednesday that she had asked for toast.
Giffords is in a recovery facility in Houston. She was shot in the head on Jan. 8 as she met with constituents in Tucson, Ariz. Six people were killed.
Giffords is the first Jewish congresswoman elected from Arizona.
Track Giffords’ progress
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, her condition upgraded to “good,” has been moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation center.
Jan. 11-13 - Giffords opens eyes for first time
President Obama went off script last night to let the crowd in Tucson know that Gabrielle Giffords had opened her eyes for the first time since last weeks shooting.
Giffords was outside one of her signature “Congress at your corner” events outside a Safeway in Tucson, the district she represented, when a gunman approached and shot her in the head.