I guess the first thing to say is, “it’s about time.”
Regardless of politics, Giffords hasn’t exactly been doing the job that she was elected to do. Her injuries and recovery prevented it. And yes, it’s terrible that her career has to end (or be put on hold this way) but this was the right decision, but one made much too late.
Of course, her lateness to do the right thing for district is only part of the story.
Democratic officials had held out hope for months that the congresswoman might recover sufficiently to run for re-election or even become a candidate to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jon Kyl.
Really? The Democrats wanted to use Giffords as an untouchable candidate to run for U.S. Senate, even in her condition? That’s pretty low if you ask me. We can all agree that it was a miracle that she survived the shooting last year, but I think we can all agree that despite her tremendous recovery thus far, she probably won’t ever get to do the job she was elected to do at the same capacity. And for Democrats to want to use her to shame voters from supporting a Republican… that’s just shameless.