BREAKING: Rep. Walter Jones, ‘freedom fries’ champion-turned-Iraq War critic, dies
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Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., an initial Iraq War supporter who became one of its most outspoken critics and who went on to decry U.S. military intervention abroad, died Sunday, his 76th birthday, following a series of health complications.
Jones’s office said in late January he had entered hospice care, an announcement that came a week after he broke his hip. Before the injury, Jones had been battling an illness for several months and had been unable to cast votes in the House since September 2018.
The article goes on to state the following:
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., confirmed his colleague’s death early Sunday evening.
Walter Jones, who worked to atone for his Iraq war vote, is dead at 76 https://t.co/ffFrd2Nb8m
— Ronnie Glassberg (@ronnieglassberg) February 10, 2019
We are very saddened by the passing of our client and longtime friend @RepWalterJones. You will be sorely missed but rest assured we will continue to fight for what you believed in. More Members of Congress like you are so needed. RIP.https://t.co/JAjfrbzafj
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) February 10, 2019
Very sad to hear this. Longtime Rep. WALTER JONES (R-NC), who often bucked GOP leadership and President Trump, died today on his 76th birthday https://t.co/suX1WMLmMF
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) February 10, 2019
Deeply saddened by the passing of Walter Jones—a beloved colleague and friend who had a profound impact on all through his graciousness, character, and committed Christian faith. God be with and keep his family. We will miss him.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) February 10, 2019
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