Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gabrielle Giffords to Step Down

I remember seeing the news flash that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others were shot at an event in Tucson.  The news was shocking to say the least.  Twitter and the news media was ablaze with reports on the horrific news.  Sadly, some did not survive the events of that day, but fortunately for Giffords, she did.

It has been remarkable to see her recovery.  Just the mere fact that she has survived was one thing.  Seeing all of the strides that she has made is inspirational.  However, you can still see how far she still has to go to fully heal.

As the election cycle has gotten closer, I have thought more about Giffords.  I had considered writing a post stating that it would be best for her and for her constituents if she would consider not running for re-election in the upcoming elections.  She needs continued healing, and her constituents need representation.

Today, Gabrielle Giffords announce that she is stepping down from her position in Congress.  It is the right thing for her to do, both for her and those she represents.  I hope that she continues to heal, and though a Democrat, I hope she recovers to where she could consider another run.  I wish her continued healing and a long and healthy life.

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