Rep Walter Jones Jr. of North Carolina dies on 76th birthday

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., holds up a copy of the Constitution while talking to reporters as House Republicans emerge from a closed-door meeting on how to deal with the impasse over the Homeland Security budget, at the Capitol 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, Feb. 10, 2019, his 76th birthday. less FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., holds up a copy of the Constitution while talking to reporters as House Republicans emerge from a closed-door meeting ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., holds up a copy of the Constitution while talking to reporters as House Republicans emerge from a closed-door meeting on how to deal with the impasse over the Homeland Security budget, at the Capitol 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, Feb. 10, 2019, his 76th birthday. less FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., holds up a copy of the Constitution while talking to reporters as House Republicans emerge from a closed-door meeting ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Congressman Walter Jones Jr. of North Carolina dies at 76 1 / 3 Back to Gallery RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday.

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