Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina

“Republican House suffers its first defection…and it’s Rep. Walter Jones, Jr. (NC). The man responsible for the French-baiting “freedom fries” fiasco [has] evolved into a thoughtful conservative critic of foreign warmongering, marking his most high profile departure from Republican orthodoxy. It was notable because his Eastern North Carolina district has the largest number of active military family constituents in the nation.”

Jones has since expressed regret for the “freedom fries” incident, and has become a vocal anti-war Republican.

Read more about Water Jones’ defection, Freedom Fries

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