Statement by the Vice President on the Resignation of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
I spoke with Gabby's husband Mark today and told him that the most important thing is Gabby's recovery. We fully support their decision. I know that Gabby will continue to make significant contributions to her state and country, and I stand with her in whatever endeavor she decides to pursue. Jill and I wish Gabby and Mark all the best as they embark on the next phase of recovery.
Joseph R. Biden, Statement by the Vice President on the Resignation of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/320839