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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-12 02:20 PM
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Giffords to resign from Congress after attending the State of the Union this week
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Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) will resign from Congress this week, she announced in a video message posted Sunday.

Giffords, the victim of a gunshot wound to the head in an attack a year ago in her Arizona district, cited her continued work toward recovery as a reason for stepping down from her seat.

"I have more work to do on my recovery so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week," she said in a video message posted to YouTube. "I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country."

According to a statement posted on her Congressional website, Giffords will attend Tuesday night's State of the Union address as one of her final acts as a member of Congress before submitting her resignation to Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday. The statement also says Giffords plans to "finish" the Congress on your Corner event where the shooting happened before she leaves office.



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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-12 04:24 PM
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1. Sad news...
She's an amazing woman... Tough as nails!!!
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