Heard on the Hill

Best Friends Forever

Wednesday night, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was given the Inspiration Award at the 2012 Women to Watch Awards.

The Women to Watch Awards are handed out by the group Running Start, a nonprofit that works with young women to get them involved in politics.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) were on hand to honor Giffords and present their good friend and colleague with the award.

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The two friends met Giffords at stage left and helped her cross the stage to a standing ovation. After Giffords accepted and waved her award for the crowd, the two women held her between them and helped her exit.