Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, saying she must do the right thing for Arizona and herself in order to continue her healing, will resign from Congress this week.

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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.

h/t Rustic Observer