News Brief 1/22/2012, Tevet 27, 5772
Rep. Giffords Resigns
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she was stepping down from her seat in the United States House of Representatives. The Tucson-area Democrat said, "I have more work to do on my recovery so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week."
Giffords, who called "land for peace" a farce in Israel's case, lost Gabriel Zimmerman, her Jewish director of community outreach in the deadly rampage by an Arizona gunman that nearly ended her own life, a year and two weeks ago.