The most heartfelt mea culpa since the Iraq war vote in 2002 surprisingly came from a Republican this week.
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) is hardly a Democrat. He voted against the Affordable Care Act, he’s virulently anti-choice, he’s against , civil rights for LGBT people, he’s a climate change denier, but he’s also very, very sorry he voted for the Iraq War and he was very supportive of it back in 2002, to the point where he was one of the people suggesting that we rename french fries to freedom fries.
“I did not do what I should have done to read and find out whether Bush was telling us the truth about Saddam being responsible for 9/11 and having weapons of mass destruction,” Jones said during an interview on The Tyler Cralle Show.
“Because I did not do my job then,” Jones continued, “I helped kill 4,000 Americans, and I will go to my grave regretting that.”