Gabrielle Giffords resigning to focus on recovery: YouTube

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Posted: Jan 22, 2012 2:38 PM
Gabrielle Giffords resigning to focus on recovery: YouTube

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Representative Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head in a shooting spree in Tucson a year ago, said Sunday she will step down this week from the U.S. Congress to focus on her recovery,

"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 on Twitter.

A gunman opened fire at Giffords' first congressional outreach meeting in Tucson last January, killing six people and wounding 13 others, including Giffords, who was shot through the head and has been recovering in Texas.

(Reporting By Tim Gaynor; Editing by Philip Barbara)