Giffords to resign from Congress
Published January 22, 2012
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., announced Sunday that she has “more work to do” on her recovery after an assassination attempt and will resign from her congressional seat this week.
In a video release posted on her website and tweeted from her Twitter handle, the congresswoman said that she is getting better but wants to do what’s right for her constituents.
“Arizona is my home, always will be. A lot has happened over the past year. We can not change that, but I know that 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,” she says in the video.
“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,” she says.