Arizona Congresswoman announces she'll leave office to focus on recovery

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 11:22am

Representative Gabrielle Giffords has announced in an online video that she is resigning from Congress.

The Arizona Democrat was seriously wounded in a shooting last year that killed six other people.

Giffords said she's stepping down to concentrate on her recovery.

She served five years in the House of Representatives.

Giffords said that at some point she will return to public service.

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