Sunday, January 22, 2012

US Representative Gabrielle Giffords Will Step Down from Congress This Week

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will step down from Congress this week to continue her recovery from a gunshot wound inflicted a year ago this month.
“I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this week,” the congresswoman said in a video message released today to her constituents.
Giffords, a third-generation Arizonan who served five years in the state Legislature before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2006, will not seek re-election this fall.
But Giffords vowed that her career in public service has not come to an end.
“I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country,” she said.
In the two-minute video, Giffords looked back on her career and urged her colleagues in Congress to continue her practice of working across party lines for the good of the country.

For the full press release, click here to visit her site.

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