Navy combat veteran & retired NASA astronaut. Husband to @GabbyGiffords. Candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona.
#Juneteenth commemorates the day enslaved people in Texas learned slavery had been abolished. Despite its significance, Juneteenth hasn’t received the recognition it deserves, which is why I was proud to co-sponsor the bill making it a federal holiday.
Wearing a mask isn’t so bad. I used to wear one almost every time I flew as a pilot in the Navy and at NASA. It’s a simple act that can stop the spread of COVID-19 by protecting yourself and those around you. So, make sure to #MaskUpAZ .
@GabbyGiffords is one of the toughest people I know. She’s fought so hard for her recovery and to regain her speech. And tonight, she gave her longest speech since she was shot nearly 10 years ago. She reminds me every day to never give up.