The Best Moment Of SOTU
Easily the best moment of the night as the chamber gives Congresswoman Giffords a well deserved standing ovation.
Fellow Arizona Congressmen Grijavala (a liberal Democrat) and Flake (a conservative Republican) led her into the chamber and helped her stand when she wanted to applaud the President.
Perhaps the most touching story though was of Congressman Louie Gohmert, a conservative Republican from Texas. Although they were not always together on the issues, they are friends. In fact they would share a flight from DC to Dallas, where Giffords would transfer for the flight to Arizona.
On the flights Gohmert would often bring candy for them to nibble on.
If you noticed when Giffords was approached by a member who whispered to her, that was Gohmert, who told her he’d brought a bag for her tonight.
A wonderful example of humanity above politics.