Quantcast
Home / Home news / Obama: Giffords opened eyes for first time

Obama: Giffords opened eyes for first time

President Barack Obama says that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has opened her eyes for the first time since being shot through the head on Saturday.

The president says it happened a few minutes after he left her hospital room Wednesday evening. The president, speaking at a prayer service in Tucson for shooting victims, says that Giffords’ husband allowed him to share the news with the crowd. That brought people to their feet amid cheering.

The president says that after he left Giffords’ hospital room at Tucson’s University Medical Center, some of her colleagues in Congress remained. They were there when the critically wounded congresswoman opened her eyes for the first time.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

In this April 16, 2013, file photo, a "bathtub ring" shows the high water mark on Lake Mead near Boulder City, Nev. Tension among U.S. states that rely on the Colorado River escalated into a public feud when an Arizona water provider was accused of manipulating the level of Lake Mead amid a prolonged drought, threatening supplies for 40 million people in two countries. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Feud erupts between Central Arizona Project, US states over Colorado River

Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river.