Arizona State Senator Frank Antenori Statement on Resignation of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords


Tucson, AZ –  January 22, 2012 – Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has announced her intention to resign from the US House of Representatives during this week so that she can focus her full attention on her rehabilitation.

Her recovery to date has been nothing short of miraculous and I know that her courage, determination, and sheer will mandate that she will get better. Along with all Arizonans, I wish her Godspeed in her recovery and I will continue to keep her in my prayers.

In light of this recent announcement, I have been asked about the status of my Congressional Exploratory Committee. I will not make any announcement until Gabby has had the opportunity to complete the remaining things that she wishes to accomplish as a United States Representative this week.

At this time, the focus of attention in Southern Arizona needs to be honoring the Congresswoman’s service and the sacrifice she has made in service of her fellow Arizonans.



  1. Veritas Vincit says

    Gabby served well. She is a credit to Arizona. I wish her nothing but the best and prayers to continue her strong recovery.

    That said, anyone note that her husband isn’t sitting with her at the State of the Union speech? He’s sitting next to Michelle Obama and, Barack is stepping into Arizona for 3 hours later this month.

    Is the Congressional seat the peoples seat? Or will it become the “Giffords” seat?

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