Gabrielle Giffords Officially Resigns From Congress
Gabrielle Giffords submits her letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner.
Gabrielle Giffords formally resigned from Congress this morning in an emotional goodbye that brought tears to the eyes of several lawmakers present -- including, of course, House Speaker John Boehner.
While holding Congressman Jeff Flake's hand, Giffords listened on as Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz read her letter of resignation to members of Congress, just over a year after Giffords was shot in the head during last year's Tucson shooting rampage.
A copy of the letter was given to Boehner and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
"I don't remember much from that terrible day, but I have never forgotten my constituents, my colleagues, or the millions of Americans with whom I share great hopes for this nation," Giffords writes in the letter.
See the full text of Giffords' emotional letter below.
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