GOP Rep. Walter Jones says Cheney likely going to hell

February 26, 2013

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) told a libertarian group in Raleigh, N.C.  on Saturday that former vice president Dick Cheney would likely wind up in hell for pushing the United States toward war in Iraq.

"Congress will not hold anyone to blame," Jones said, around the 35:30 mark in the video above. "Lyndon Johnson's probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney,"

Jones was delivering the keynote address at a conference for Young Americans for Liberty, an offshoot of former Rep. Ron Paul's (R) campaign apparatus. He praised former senator and secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel. He also called the Obama administration's drone policy unconstitutional.

Jones voted to authorize the Iraq war and famously recommended that the House cafeteria rename french fries as "freedom fries" before changing his position and becoming a staunch opponent of the war. He was one of only two Republicans to oppose the 2007 Iraq war surge strategy.

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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