President Obama Meets with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Apr 29, 2011 4:59pm

At Cape Canaveral today President Obama met with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.

Before going in to see her, the president greeted her husband Commander Mark Kelly in a corridor.

"I bet you were hoping to see a rocket launch today," Kelly said.

Replied the president: "We were hoping to see you."

The two men shook hands and embraced. 

Kelly updated the President and First Lady on his wife’s condition, and then they went down the corridor to see her.

The visit lasted for about 10 minutes, after which the president met with the crew of the Endeavor.

-Jake Tapper

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