Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is determined to return to Congress.
Giffords, who is recovering from being shot in the head in January, reveals in a book she co-writes with her husband, Mark Kelly, that she plans to keep her job, according to a report by the Associated Press, which got an advance copy.
“I will get stronger. I will return,” she wrote. Giffords returned to Congress, for one vote, on Aug. 1 to vote for a $2.5 billion debt ceiling package.
It is not clear if, by “return” she means she will run again next year; her staff said in August she had yet to make that decision.
The gunman who shot Giffords during a constituent meeting in Tucson killed another six people.
Giffords is the first jewish woman elected to Congress from Arizona.
This story "Giffords Hopes to Return to Congress" was written by JTA.