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Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 22, 2012 at 1:25 p.m.

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This video image provided by the Office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shows Giffords announcing her plans to resign, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Giffords announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.

— Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona said on her Facebook page she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.

According to officials in Washington, her resignation is expected to take effect on Monday.

The Democratic congresswoman was shot in the head last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz. While her recovery has seemed remarkable, she said on Facebook she has more work to do to recover, and it is best from her state if she resigns her seat in the House.

Her shooting prompted an agonizing national debate about super-charged rhetoric in political campaigns.

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Testingonetwothree says... January 23, 2012 at 4:58 a.m.

resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.....she should have resigned before now since all she has been doing since the shooting is recovering from her wounds.....she has not been representing her people thats for sure...although she has been getting a fat check and adding to her retirement by doing nothing

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