Search

got a tip? call (866) 667 - 2327 OR

E-mail us a tip

Gabby Giffords Stepping Down From Congress

gifford-stepsdown-post.jpg

By Radar Staff

Just days after the one year anniversary of her horrific shooting, Gabrielle Giffords has decided to step down from Congress.

“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 statement released Sunday.

Giffords’ courageous efforts to battle back from the brain injury she sustained when shot point blank in the head have inspired everyone around her.  A book about her recovery written by Giffords’ husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, is a best seller.

PHOTOS: First Pictures Of Gabby Giffords Since Shooting

Giffords will be submitting her letter of resignation this week. One of her last acts as a member of Congress will be attending President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, where she no doubt will be met by a standing ovation and thundering applause.

RELATED STORIES:

PHOTOS: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords With Her Family

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Says Arnold Schwarzenegger Was ‘Messin’ Around’

Tucson GOP Raffling Off Handgun, Just Nine Months After Arizona Shootings Left Six Dead

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Congress For First Time

blog comments powered by Disqus