GOP Rep. Walter Jones, Who Spent Years Seeking Redemption For Iraq Vote, Dies At 76

In this file photo, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., stands in front of photos of fallen soldiers, along a hallway leading to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jones, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken Republican critic of the war, died Sunday.

Jones helped add “freedom fries” to the Congressional cafeteria menu. Since then, he came to deeply regret his vote for the war in Iraq, and wrote thousands of letters to families of fallen soldiers.

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