Giffords arrives in Houston
An ambulance carrying U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is escorted by authorities.
January 21st, 2011
10:09 AM ET

Giffords arrives in Houston

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Friday left the Tucson hospital where she has been treated since a January 8 gunshot wound, traveling under police escort down streets lined with well-wishers.

Laying on a gurney, she then boarded an aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for a flight to Houston, Texas, where she is expected to continue her recovery. She arrived shortly after 1 p.m. CT.

Although previous reports had indicated she would move directly to a rehabilitation facility affiliated with Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, she will instead be taken to the hospital's trauma center for evaluation and treatment, said Dr. Dong Kim, a neurosurgeon at the hospital.

"She's not quite ready for rehabilitation yet," he said, citing concerns about ongoing medical issues. He declined to elaborate.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    This police escort is a gross disgusting display of arrogance and conceit. It also proves she is being used by the mainstream media and by people who want to keep their jobs in politics.
    Her husband should have his a** kicked for using her like this.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |

    she's running for prez in 2012!

    January 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Towel Washer

    A greatt thing to see the brave Congresswoman up and on the long road to recovery. But one nagging question remains.. Will we get the same treatment with Obama Care?
    Oh that's right, "We are all equal , but some are just more Equal"
    Joe Stalin 1943 and Barrack Obama 2010. Funny how history repeats itself.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |