Flashback: Giffords Read First Amendment On House Floor

In an eerie coincidence, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot today at a meet-and-greet with constituents in Tucson, participated in this past week’s reading of the Constitution from the House floor — specifically reading the First Amendment, which protects among other things the right of citizens to peacefully assemble and petition the government.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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