Gabrielle Giffords stepping down from Congress

Arizona representative vows she ‘will return’


Gabrielle Giffords, the U.S. Congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt a year ago, has announced that she is retiring from Congress. The Arizona representative was shot in the head by a crazed assailant during a public event at a supermarket. Since then, she has been in rehabilitation, where she has made a slow recovery of her faculties of speech and movement. Yesterday she announced that she will not be returning to Congress, effective Monday, as she needs to focus full-time on her rehabilitation. She vowed that she “will return” after making a full recovery, and that “we will work together for Arizona and this great country.”


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  1. Giffords Opponent Had M16 Shooting Event, ‘Help Remove Gabrielle Giffords From Office’

    Back in June 2010, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s (D-AZ) Republican opponent
    Jesse Kelly had an event at which voters could shoot an assault rifle
    with the candidate, promoted as thus:

    Get on Target for Victory in November Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly.

    In another example, Kelly’s website had also
    cross-posted a local news article that carried the headline “Kelly
    places the crosshairs squarely on Rep. Giffords.


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