by Jim Nintzel
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has announced via YouTube that she is resigning from Congress this week.
Giffords narrates the video herself.
"I don't remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice," Giffords says. "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 is best for Arizona, I will step down this week."
"I'm getting better," she continues. "Every day, my spirit is high. I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country."