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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