January 22, 2012

Focus on Recuperation

1 Gabrielle Giffords to Resign from Congress

Arizona rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who suffered a brain injury last year in a shooting rampage that killed six people and injured 13 others, announced in a video on her website that she will resign from Congress to concentrate on her recovery. Giffords who has been undergoing intensive rehab has made few public appearances since the incident but had returned to Congress to vote to raise the federal debt ceiling. President Obama, House Dem. Leader Nancy Pelosi, and John Boehner, among others, have praised Giffords for her commitment to public service. GIfford says her public service career will continue: "I will return, and we will work together for Arizona and this great country," she says. If convicted of murder, accused shooter Jared Lee Loughner, may face the death penalty.

More at CNN.com | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Faces Prolonged Recovery

Tags: John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, President Obama, Gabrielle Giffords, Brain Injury, Jared Lee Loughner

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