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McIntyre bids farewell to fellow Blue Dog Giffords

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WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- A year after being shot during an assassination attempt, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is resigning her office to focus on her recovery.

Giffords was shot in the head last January as she met with constituents outside a supermarket in her Arizona district. Six people were killed and twelve more wounded.

Like Giffords, Rep. Mike McIntyre is a Blue Dog Democrat. Today he said he will miss his friend and colleague.

"We've had great respect and admiration for her and her recovery," McIntyre said during a visit to Whiteville. "My goodness, she has been through so much. She's a walking miracle quite honestly. We just wish her the best, and we are grateful for the service she's given, and we completely understand her situation and god speed to Gabby. We'll miss her."

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