“As vice president, I get to work with an awful lot of people who devote their lives day to day to public service,” he said. “But it’s not every day you encounter examples of sheer, sheer courage, selflessness and dedication like you see in this couple.”
Jessica Brady contributed to this report.
Correction: Oct. 6, 2011
An earlier version of this story’s headline misstated where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords visited in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.