Politicians react to Gabrielle Giffords' resignation

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- President Obama released a statement Sunday about Gabrielle Giffords' decision to resign.

Gabby's cheerful presence will be missed in Washington, but she will remain an inspiration to all those lives she touched, myself included.  And I'm confident that we haven't see the last of this extraordinary American.

Gabby's longtime friend and Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had a similar message about Giffords decision.

She says Gabby didn't want to do a disservice to her constituents, but we haven't seen the last of her.

"I think she'll return to public service, I really do.  And I think that's her goal and her intention, but she needs to focus on making sure she can be full strength once again and that's absolutely possible," said Wasserman Schultz in a phone interview.

Govenor Brewer made a few remarks about Giffords' decision from the State Capitol lawn Sunday.

"I know this was a difficult decision because we all know exactly how much she loved being a public servant.  And the people of Southern Arizona, in her district, they loved her, so it's hard to let go, but that's a decision she has to make," said Gov. Brewer.