Pelosi Statement on Departure of Rep. Giffords from Congress

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after Congresswoman Gabby Giffords announced that she will resign from Congress to focus on her recovery:

‘Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been a true bright star – a dynamic and creative public servant.  Gabby’s message of bipartisanship and civility is one that all in Washington and the nation should honor and emulate.

‘Since the tragic events one year ago, Gabby has been an inspiring symbol of determination and courage to millions of Americans.

‘I join all my colleagues in Congress in thanking Gabby for the honor of calling her colleague and wishing Gabby and Mark great success and happiness.  She will be missed in the House of Representatives, but her legacy in the Congress and her leadership for our nation will certainly continue.’