Giffords in first post-shooting interview: Describe husband as ‘brave’

By Andrew Jones
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:56 EDT
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Gabrielle Giffords speaks on her recovery on ABC, Screenshot via ABC News.
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In an interview aired Monday evening, ABC News’ Diana Sawyer visited Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly to discuss the congresswoman’s recovery for the first time from her near death experience in last January’s deadly shooting.

When Sawyer asked for a word that would describe her husband, the resilient congresswman said, “Brave.”

“That’s what I think of when I think of you too,” Kelly responded. “Tough as nails.”

Giffords and Kelly are releasing a new book titled “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope” about their relationship in the aftermath of the shooting incidents. Giffords is also planning to run for re-election and will decide by the May 2012 deadline.

WATCH: Video from ABC News, which was broadcast on November 15, 2011.

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Correction: A prior version of this post said Giffords described herself as brave. She was describing her husband.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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