Gabrielle Giffords Officially Resigns From Congress

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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.

Giffords resignation



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Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

we as Americans are all taught to finish the job we started.  she quit. quitters never win and winners never quit!  get it now?

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

YOU CANT FIRE ME I QUIT!  thats my motto. I told a boss guy that one day and he replied back to me, your gonna quit on me just like that? I said yes you would fire me just like that. and he then said back to me, well you got a point there. we both laughed and I walked out the door.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I hope she makes a full recovery and wish her nothing but the best.

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 Take the money run like a thief into the night. go ahead and cop out and quit your job. why not quit? everybody else does. have a good life with our tax dollars lady. another government rip off payed for by our tax dollars.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

You said it all in your name.  You should have stopped there. 

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 I have nothing against other than her quitting and running off with our tax dollars.

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 I know. its all a cheap set for snappy comebacks like yours. im way ahead of your Darlin.

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 I know. its all a cheap set for snappy comebacks like yours. im way ahead of your Darlin.

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