Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords's January 22, 2012 Announcement

additional commentary by Timothy Horrigan; January 22, 2012

On Sunday, January 22, 2012, a little more than a year after a deranged gunman named Jared Loughner shot her and many other people, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a sad announcement. She will be resigning from Congress (and also not running for re-election.) I can see from the video why she is stepping down: she looks great, but her voice is shaky and it looks like she can't see out of one eye. Hopefully, she will be able to serve our country again in some capacity soon. And she is given us a lot back merely by surviving.

This is a redistricting year, but the special election will be held in her existing district, as drawn after the 2000 census.  Her successor will probably be chosen in June.

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