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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:16 PM

North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones dies at 76.

'North Carolina Republican Rep. Walter Jones died on Sunday at age 76, according to a statement on the congressman's website.

"After faithfully representing the people of Eastern North Carolina in Congress and the state legislature for over 34 years, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) passed away this afternoon in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 76," the statement reads.
Jones died on his 76th birthday, according to The Washington Post.
Jones was placed in hospice after his health declined following a broken hip he sustained on January 14, according to his office.
"Congressman Jones was a man of the people. With a kind heart and the courage of his convictions, he dedicated his life to serving his Savior and to standing up for Americans who needed a voice," the statement from his office reads. "He was a champion for our men and women in uniform and their families, always mindful of their service and sacrifice."
"Congressman Jones will long be remembered for his honesty, faith and integrity," the statement continues. "He was never afraid to take a principled stand. He was known for his independence, and widely admired across the political spectrum."
"Some may not have agreed with him, but all recognized that he did what he thought was right," the statement reads. . .

California Democrat Rep. John Garamendi posted on Twitter, "@RepWalterJones was a champion for our men and women in uniform, a bellwether for moral courage and leadership, and one of my closest friends in Congress. My heart is heavy to learn of his passing. Last week, I introduced a bill we developed together in his honor."
"It would provide much-needed Congressional oversight and accountability to the conflict in Afghanistan--an issue Walter was a leader on during his time in Congress," Garamendi wrote. "Rest in piece to a great man, a great friend, and a true fighter for the people of North Carolina."'>>>

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/10/politics/walter-jones-north-carolina-dies/index.html

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:20 PM

1. oh wow

my condolences to his family

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:24 PM

2. I read that he was the original 'freedom fries' man but he eventually

opposed the Iraq war.

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