This post has been updated.
Just over a year ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) sat outside a Tucson Safeway meeting with constituents. A hail of bullets ended the meeting, killing six people and greviously injuring Giffords.
Now, Giffords finshed that Congress On Your Corner meeting as one of her last duties as a U.S. congresswoman. Giffords announced Sunday that she would be resigning her seat, but before she steps down she hosted a private gathering in Tucson with some of the people who were at that event.
Giffords is resigning to focus on her recovery. The race to replace her could well become a competitive special election as there is no clear replacement.
Giffords’ staff tweeted out photographs from the meeting:
Here’s Giffords resignation statement: