Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Will Step Down From Congress; Promises She "Will Return"


More than a year after getting shot in the head during last year's Tucson shooting rampage, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this morning announced via-the Youtube video embedded above that she will step down from Congress.

See New Times' coverage of the Tucson shooting -- and Giffords' miraculous recovery -- here.

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Hankmipenilporfavor
Hankmipenilporfavor

Good ridance liberal hag.

Dave
Dave

Ha ha I can't stand that whoor.

Terisita
Terisita

She is the epitome of the work "Skag". I think she actually loves that shit Grivalja ( sounds like your ass taking a shit)

Aznative818
Aznative818

Take care Gabby, so that in the future you can run again, until then, you did what was right for you and your constituants, thank you for your service.

George
George

 Take the money and run. why work if you dont have to?

Evalleyguy
Evalleyguy

IT was a very sad and tragic day last year in Tucson. I think it was the right decision on her part to step down but she should have done this a while ago.  She basically has left her district not represented per say with her injuries.  

aword
aword

I read where there are four homes owned with the name Palin.  Is she buying into  areas based on running for a Senate seat? If she loses here she'll rerun there until she wears out a district and closes the deal.

Note she doesn't dare run for office in her own state of Alaska. I'm surprised she would show her face in Az after her clear intentions resulted in the harm to 9 people including Rep Giffords.For many people Sarah Palin's irresponsible words.... "Don't retreat! Instead - RELOAD!" with a rifle scope over Giffords face caused this tragedy. She will always have that blood on her hands.I guess Az is so full of that generation that didn't get schooling that Palin looks pretty smart to them. I amazing how far a pair of glasses go to smarten up a person in Az and how fast the crazies rally around her.What I do find weird is how quite they are keeping the shooters story. Normally there would of been details on his political views and his family.  Strange how they are keeping  his views quite and that of his  family.    There is some kind of cover up there. Also not wanting to give him med's that would allow him to stand trial.  Very very odd.  

Herm
Herm

Great news. I like her but dumb ass Arizona liberals wanted to make her president for taking a bullet.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

If you have a mother, I'm sure she is very proud of you for your classy remarks. (In case you're not astute enough to catch on, which is a good possibility, that is sarcasm.)

One for the Giffords!
One for the Giffords!

Herm, 
 it's not a liberal thing its a human thing, she is a hard worker who's focus is on her constituents not big business!   If she recovers enough to return to her former self then she deserves a shot at any office that she might seek, including the presidency.

Je5sterJackson
Je5sterJackson

Exactly! When are people going to evolve and stop seeing things in such a simplistic fashion. 

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer

> she deserves a shot at any office

Ouch. Poor choice of words there.

malapai
malapai

Just about as bad as crosshairs, eh?

wherewasi
wherewasi

Best wishes to you Gabby.  I hope you achieve a full recovery and a wonderful life.  Thank you for sharing those little glimpses of your journey so far.  They speak so strongly of your courage and determination.  I know you will reach 100% with your positive attitude.  And thank you also for your service to Arizona and the United States.  Hope that you will be back someday.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Has anyone noticed that she is always photographed from her right side?   There is no scar where she was shot on her left side in the one photo I've seen.    I just thought that was a little strange.   And the photos of her after she was shot when she was being taken away on the stretcher are also a little strange.  Head wounds bleed profusely.   There was no visible blood on her, the stretcher and no where on the guy who supposedly tried to stop the bleeding.   Not even on his hands.

Crime Inc 666
Crime Inc 666

 Dear Walter my friend your Gemini twins are over thinking. but I as a Gemini understand so you are forgiven. we are the most smart and intelligent zodiac sign there is. we notice the small things others dont. then they call us crazy. bob dylan was one of us to.

Wonder Warthog
Wonder Warthog

 You crack me up Walter. are you have acid flashbacks from the 60s man?

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

"are you have"?    No, but thanks for the laugh, Wonder.

PTCCAZ
PTCCAZ

Are you saying you want to see her naked or in a porn movie?

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

I'm saying you're a little boy who shits his pants all day in class and then rubs it on his face to make it look like a beard.  

George
George

 The whole thing was a government hoax!

Jason
Jason

 And it was all filmed on a Hollywood movie lot.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

There you go...Moe, Larry and Curly.    Lined up like stooges.    Butt buddies to the end.   Kind of sweet, aren't they?

PTGCAZ
PTGCAZ

possibly the same movie lot where they filmed natural born killers?

wherewasi
wherewasi

Really Walter?  That's what your take away is?

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

WTF does that mean?   My take away?    I see your take away is non existent.   You only comment on what others say and poorly at that.    You're jealous because you don't a brain...isn't that it?     Take it away.....take away!

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

If you're so anxious to see some of the gory details, watch the clip on MSNBC.  It shows the medics working on Gabby, and a woman standing near who's pants are soaked with blood at the knees from where she was kneeling.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Did I say I wanted to see any gory details?    I must have missed that when I read over my observations.    Your need to express your anger makes you look stupid.    That's a compliment in case you didn't understand the big words.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

Tell me you're not going to say this was a Conspiracy Theory, or even staged. Head wounds do not bleed profusely if you're shot in the head with a single bullet. This is reality, not action movies.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Your words, not mine.   It's good to see we have a trauma expert in the crowd.    I hold your opinion in high regard.    I only stated what I observed.   Your need to comment on something I didn't say is fascinating though.    Keep up the good work and maybe soon they'll let you out of the home.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Did I miss anyone?    Thanks for showing up, I appreciate it!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

This is an EXCELLENT decision by Mrs. Kelly. I'm glad she is willing to take the time needed for her most complete recovery.

Should she choose to return to public service it can be at the time when she feels it's correct and needed.

In the mean time, life goes on and she needs to enjoy it.

nayrue
nayrue


God Bless you!  I sincerely pray for your on-going recovery.   You are a remarkable woman and I don't doubt for a minute that you'll be back.

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

Thank you Gabby for sharing your indomitable and sparkling spirit with us.  May God bless you, your family, and your recovery.

Jason
Jason

Well said.

Margie
Margie

 Gee really? im surprised you didn't call them a douchebag again. it seems to be the only word you use to insult others. try calling them a cockbreath next time.  it not as over used as much as your douchebag word is by you.

Jason
Jason

She made the right decision here.

She will return, and when she does, she will be stronger than ever.

 

George
George

  She wont return. dont be so naive Jason. she is gone with the wind southern brother. take the money and run! why work if you dont have to?

Stan
Stan

I hope not.

Jason
Jason

You're a douchebag Stan. Go play in traffic.

Southern Boy
Southern Boy

 jason quit calling everybody on here a douchebag. that gets old real fast southern brother. cant you come up with any new material better than that same old tired lame line? are you brain dead ignorant or what jason? for a southern guy you sure act like a yankee asshole.  true real southen men to not down talk others like you do so often.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

An absolutely classy reply. Witty beyond belief and an indicator of a good Christian upbringing.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

A lot of wasted words expended to say absolutely nothing. I must say you are consistent. Did you get your ego bruised, Wally? Poor baby. I'll try not to hurt your feelings nest time you say something silly.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

mikey, are you being sarcastic and saying that a Christian upbringing will produce classy replies?     Or are you saying that if he had a Christian upbringing he wouldn't talk like that because you don't think his reply was very classy and that people who have had a Christian upbringing always reply in a classy way?   Either way, you're a hypocrite.   A good Christian wouldn't talk the way you do to people, right mikey?    They aren't sarcastic either, right mikey?    What exactly is a good Christian?    Is he a person who follows Yahweh's commands and murders innocent women and children and rapes the good looking ones?     Tell us mikey.    Or are you making fun of Christians?    It's hard to tell with that cutting sarcasm of yours.     You're weak, mikey.     You even give off the smell of weakness through the monitor.    I'd advise you to stop your weak mouth from spewing crap about other people just expressing themselves.     Tell me mikey, what would Jesus do?     Not like you, that's fo sho...

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