Gabby Giffords at 2016 DNC: "Come January, I Want to Say These 2 Words: Madam President!"

Gabby Giffords at 2016 DNC: "Come January, I Want to Say These 2 Words: Madam President!"
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PHILADELPHIA — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona Democrat who survived being shot in the head in 2011, received a standing ovation at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night as she stumped both for gun control and Hillary Clinton.

"Speaking is difficult for me," said Giffords, whose speech and motor skills were impaired by the shooting. "But come January, I want to say these two words: Madam president!"

Since the shooting, Giffords has been a gun control advocate along with her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly. 

"In congress, I learned a positive lesson: Strong women get things done," Giffords said.

"Hillary is tough. Hillary is courageous. She will fight to make our families safer," she continued. "In the White House, she will stand up to the gun lobby. That's why I'm voting for Hillary."

Watch Giffords and Kelly below:

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Read more:
• Meet Bernie Sanders' Silent Majority: The Revolutionaries Now Backing Hillary Clinton
• Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's Bromance Runs Deep
• At the DNC, Bernie Sanders Die-Hards Turn to Jill Stein — and Focus on the Grassroots

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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