In an Associated Press article focused on outside groups spending over $1 million to defeat US House Member Walter Jones (R-NC) in his May 6 primary, Jones, an RPI Advisory Board member, explains his voting philosophy:
"I heard years ago — it might have been from my father — you vote your conscience first, your constituents second and your party third," Jones, 71, said in a phone interview. "I'm not a puppet — never have been a puppet. I'm doing what I think is right based on the information I have before me."
What a difference it would make if more members of Congress thought this way.