Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced today that she will resign from Congress, telling supporters in a video, “I have more work to do on my recovery.”
The three-term Arizona Democrat, who was shot during a constituent event in Tucson last January, said: “Arizona is my home, always will be. A lot has happened over the past year. We cannot change that. But I know on the issues we fought for we can change things for the better.”
According to a statement from her office, Giffords will attend Tuesday’s State of the Union address before officially stepping down by the end of the week. She also plans to meet privately with constituents who were at the shooting. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will set a special election date to fill the vacancy.
via Gabrielle Giffords Will Leave Congress This Week : Roll Call News.
A Message from Gabby – YouTube
“Arizona is my home, always will be. A lot has happened over the past year. We cannot change that. But I know on the issues we fought for we can change things for the better. Jobs, border security, veterans. We can do so much more by working together. I don’t remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice. Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover. I have more work to do on my recovery so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week. I’m getting better. Every day, my spirit is high. I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country. Thank you very much.”