It was an emotional goodbye for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Wednesday as she formally submitted her resignation.
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz broke down as she read Giffords' resignation letter aloud on the House floor. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wiped tears from his eyes as Giffords handed it to him.
Giffords announced in a YouTube video on Sunday that she would resign this week so she could focus on her recovery after Jared Lee Loughner allegedly shot her and 19 others outside a Tucson supermarket on Jan. 8, 2011. The massacre left six people dead.