Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Congressman Walter Jones

February 11, 2019

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina:

“It was with great sadness that I received the tragic news of the passing of Congressman Walter Jones.  The House of Representatives has sustained a great loss, and the hearts of all Members of our Congressional community are broken.

“Congressman Jones was a gentleman who treated his colleagues on both sides of the aisle with kindness, decency and compassion.  He worked always in a spirit of bipartisanship to build a better future for his constituents and the American people, earning him the deep respect of all those who were fortunate enough to know and work with him.  His relentless work on behalf of our men and women in uniform, veterans, military families and caregivers honored our American values and strengthened our country.

“Congressman Jones leaves behind a legacy of distinguished service, marked by tireless dedication to our institution and deep love of our country.  May it bring comfort to his wife Joe Anne, his daughter Ashley and the entire Jones family that so many grieve with and pray for them at this sad time.”