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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced her resignation from Congress. (Reuters)

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: