Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Will Resign Seat This Week

Posted By on Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a shooting attack that killed 6 and wounded 13, announced today that she will resign fom Congress this week.

Elected to the U.S. House in 2007, Giffords said she needed more time to recover from the shooting.

"I don't remember much from that horrible day," Giffords said today, referring to Jan. 9, 2011, when a gunman opened fire on a "Congress on your corner" meet-and-greet event outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, is charged with the shooting, including the murder of a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge.

On Aug. 1, 2011, Giffords made a rare and emotional appearance on the floor of Congress to cast a crucial vote on a bill to raise the nation's debt limit.

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