On Sunday, February 10th, a prominent member of the Republican party, U.S. Representative of North Carolina Walter Jones, sadly died on his 76th birthday. His death comes shortly after he entered hospice care at the end of January. As previously reported, Jones health declined after undergoing surgery for a broken hip.
Jones was a 12-term congressman who had been serving his country since 1995. He is most famously recognized for his part in renaming french fries and french toast to “freedom fries” and “freedom toast” in the House of Representatives’ cafeterias, reported BBC. The renaming of the food items came after France publicly opposed military force and war tactics to take down Saddam Hussein.
According to CNN, Jones’ office released a heartfelt statement to announce the COP congressman’s passing:
"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.
"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.
“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.”
People from both sides of the political spectrum, including Rep. Barbara Lee, Vice President Mike Pence, and Rep. Mark Walker, posted tributes for the former congressman.
Please join Faith Family America in prayer for Jones’ loved ones. In other recent news, Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife is also in need of prayer as she continues to battle cancer.