Walter Jones and the Road Not Taken
The late antiwar conservative congressman showed what might have been for the post-Bush GOP.
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Walter Jones traveled a path familiar to many of his countrymen. After the slaughter of thousands of Americans in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Republican congressman from North Carolina wanted to fight back. Representing a military-heavy district, he knew the bravery and patriotism of our men and women in uniform.
[Editor’s note: He will be missed!/sc]
Additional info here via Armstrong Economics:
I wanted to write an obituary for a friend who I would go down to Capitol Hill to see — Walter Jones. He was a Republican but someone who would vote based upon what he believed was right and not simply because of party politics. Walter died and it was really a great loss. He would cross the aisle and often work with Democrats, and as a result, he won their respect. The same could not be said of some of the Republicans like Boehner.
updated 3/1/19 post from Ron Paul Institute http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2019/february/18/walter-jones-and-the-vote-to-end-us-war-on-yemen/
updated 3/3/19 another post from The American Conservative