Gabrielle Giffords is resigning from Congress
Associated Press — 2 mins 56 secs ago
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 22, 2012 04:05 PM | Send
WASHINGTON (AP)—Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country.
“I don’t remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice,” the Democratic lawmaker said on a video posted without prior notice on her Facebook page.
“I’m getting better. Every day my spirit is high,” she said. “I have more work to do on my recovery. So to do what’s best for Arizona, I will step down this week.”
Giffords was shot in the head and grievously wounded last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Arizona. Her progress had seemed remarkable, to the point that she was able to walk dramatically into the House of Representatives chamber last August to cast a vote. [The article is here.]