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BY VICTORIA CRAIG

You’re watching multi-source video political news analysis from Newsy.

A little more than a year after she was shot in the head at a campaign rally, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords formally resigned from office Wednesday. Fox News explains what’s next for the congresswoman.

“She returns home yet again to continue her recovery and rehabilitation, which is not been easy by any stretch of the imagination. But just watch her walk and the way she looks and that smile...”

On her return to the hill Wednesday morning, Giffords had one last order of business to wrap-up her five years in office. The LA Times explains the details of Giffords’ final piece of legislation -- which the chamber passed unanimously.

“...Her colleagues approved her bipartisan border security bill … [which] would give the Homeland Security Department greater ability to go after ultralight planes believed to be smuggling narcotics from Mexico into the United States … Quick passage offers a gesture of good will from her colleagues as leaders held a brief ceremony celebrating her career.”

With Giffords out-of-office, what’s next for Arizona? MSNBC explains-- Giffords’ colleagues respect her decision to resign and they understand the need to move on.

“Many hoped she would be able to serve and finish her term FLASH and to allow for someone else to fill her seat -- that will all unfold separately when there will be a special election and so forth.”

A special election is likely to happen in the spring or early summer. The New York Daily News speculates who the most likely candidates are to fill Giffords’ now vacant seat.

“Giffords would have been heavily favored to win again. … Among those mentioned as potential candidates were several Republican and Democratic state lawmakers and the name of Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, although he has publicly quashed such speculation.”

And the Arizona Capitol Times floats the idea of a possible future Giffords endorsement.

“Giffords and her camp will undoubtedly be asked to offer a valuable endorsement. They should hold out, but if the temptation, desire or pressure is too much, at least back a candidate who is intent on proving that politics doesn’t have to be smash-mouth, mean-spirited and reeking of desperation.”

Though she’s stepping down, Giffords says she hopes to eventually return to politics, once she fully recoverrs. 

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Formally Resigns, What's Next?

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Jan 25, 2012

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Formally Resigns, What's Next?

(Image Source: ABC)


BY VICTORIA CRAIG

You’re watching multi-source video political news analysis from Newsy.

A little more than a year after she was shot in the head at a campaign rally, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords formally resigned from office Wednesday. Fox News explains what’s next for the congresswoman.

“She returns home yet again to continue her recovery and rehabilitation, which is not been easy by any stretch of the imagination. But just watch her walk and the way she looks and that smile...”

On her return to the hill Wednesday morning, Giffords had one last order of business to wrap-up her five years in office. The LA Times explains the details of Giffords’ final piece of legislation -- which the chamber passed unanimously.

“...Her colleagues approved her bipartisan border security bill … [which] would give the Homeland Security Department greater ability to go after ultralight planes believed to be smuggling narcotics from Mexico into the United States … Quick passage offers a gesture of good will from her colleagues as leaders held a brief ceremony celebrating her career.”

With Giffords out-of-office, what’s next for Arizona? MSNBC explains-- Giffords’ colleagues respect her decision to resign and they understand the need to move on.

“Many hoped she would be able to serve and finish her term FLASH and to allow for someone else to fill her seat -- that will all unfold separately when there will be a special election and so forth.”

A special election is likely to happen in the spring or early summer. The New York Daily News speculates who the most likely candidates are to fill Giffords’ now vacant seat.

“Giffords would have been heavily favored to win again. … Among those mentioned as potential candidates were several Republican and Democratic state lawmakers and the name of Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, although he has publicly quashed such speculation.”

And the Arizona Capitol Times floats the idea of a possible future Giffords endorsement.

“Giffords and her camp will undoubtedly be asked to offer a valuable endorsement. They should hold out, but if the temptation, desire or pressure is too much, at least back a candidate who is intent on proving that politics doesn’t have to be smash-mouth, mean-spirited and reeking of desperation.”

Though she’s stepping down, Giffords says she hopes to eventually return to politics, once she fully recoverrs. 

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