Text of Giffords resignation announcement 

A transcript of the video, posted on her Facebook page Sunday, in which Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announces that she will resign from Congress:

Arizona is my home. Always will be.

A lot has happened over the past year. We cannot change that, but I know on the issues we fought for, we can change things for the better. Jobs. Border security. Veterans. We can do so much more by working together.

I don't remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice.

Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover. I have more work to do on my recovery. So to do what's best for Arizona, I will step down this week. I'm getting better. Every day my spirit is high. I will return, and we will work together for Arizona and this great country.

Thank you very much.

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