Statement from Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Support of Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House

November 16, 2018 — Upon Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, co-founder of the gun safety organization Giffords, issued the following statement announcing her support of U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker:

“As a leader, Nancy Pelosi has the courage to rise to any challenge and the fortitude to take on the toughest fights. As Speaker, she had the grit and skill to touch the lives of millions through the passage of landmark legislation.  As a friend, she came, in my darkest days, to my hospital bed. As an advocate for gun violence prevention, she has no equal. I was honored to serve alongside her and look forward to calling her Madam Speaker.”

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