His photos reflect his passion. U.S. Congressman Walter Jones R-NC has a picture gallery at his official website. Displayed prominently are dozens of images of the congressman alongside uniformed U.S. military personnel and concerned veterans. Among them, scenes of his opening dedication of a memorial to fallen solders stand out in the context of the newest House controversy.
Constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein wrote in an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle that a poster (seen in the video below) kept on the wall in the hallway next to the Congressman’s office had been removed. That poster had displayed the photos of U.S. Marines from Camp Lejeune, based in his district. All of them had been killed in Iraq. Jones has claimed that it was a memorial to those Marines.
Why remove it? The Congressman (a Republican) is against the success in Iraq).
The official reason given by the House was that it violated policy on advocacy material.
The Speaker of the House, Rep Nancy Pelosi (D) believes that it’s wrong to advocate, honor, and pay tribute to fallen American Marines.
How’s that sit with you Marines?
Curt, you’re a former Marine. Does this make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?
How about you Marines-or people from any service-who have served in Iraq? Do you feel more or less supported by the Democratic Party’s Congress….the Congress that keeps funding your operations, but protesting the funding, threatening to cut off your food, fuel, and ammunition, and claims to “SUPPORT” you?
I’d love to hear some thoughts.