VIDEO: As Congresswoman Gabby Giffords Makes Her Triumphant Return, House Erupts In Cheers

This evening, as the House of Representatives convened to vote on the debt ceiling plan, Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) made a surprise appearance to cast her first vote since the shooting earlier this year. Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) praised Giffords, noting the admiration the country has for her. As the CSPAN cameras panned to the back of the room, Giffords could be seen surrounded her cheering colleagues. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) at one point reaches out to hold Giffords’ hand as the entire House erupts in applause. Watch the video here: