It is unfortunate, but Rep. Gabby Giffords (D -AZ), who was shot last year while speaking to constituents in a mall parking lot, will be stepping down from her seat in order to continue her recovery.
We are losing a Representative of great promise and distinction.
Here is her statement:
Just got back from a cast party at Alan (the Bellman) Harner’s house and I’m exhausted. We played our last matinee to the biggest audience so far, then struck the set and cleaned the theater.
Just before I left I turned in my resignation from the Board… many reasons, but the most obvious one is that I have to spend my time now finding a job. We really need the income. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last year doing theatrical stuff and now I need a break.