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Representative Gabrielle Giffords to resign from Congress (VIDEO)

Says "I will step down this week. I'm getting better. Every day my spirit is high."

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TUCSON, AZ- JANUARY 8: U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) smiles during the "Remembering January 8th Candlelight Vigil" held at the University of Arizona Mall January 8, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. (Jonathan Gibby/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has announced in a video that she will resign from Congress, just one year after being shot in the head in an attack that wounded 12 and left six dead.

In a verbally halting message, Giffords said " jobs, border security, veterans... we can do so much more by working together," and went on, "I dont remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me. To be your voice."

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She continued: "I have more work to do on my recovery. I will step down this week. I'm getting better. Every day my spirit is high."

See the video here:

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The Associated Press reported: "According to officials in Washington, her resignation is expected to take effect on Monday."

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120122/representative-gabrielle-giffords-resign-congres