Gabrielle Giffords Steps Down From Congress

A little over a year after her tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her position as a House Representative (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Arizona is my home, always will be. A lot has happened over the past year. We cannot change that. But I know on the issues we fought for we can change things for the better. Jobs, border security, veterans. We can do so much more by working together. I don't remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice. Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover. I have more work to do on my recovery so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week. I'm getting better. Every day, my spirit is high. I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country. Thank you very much.

Godspeed in your continued recovery, Gabby.

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Noel Sheppard
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Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.