(Headline USA) The Washington Post concluded its report about Rep. Jackie Walorski’s, R-Ind., tragic death this week by citing her decision to vote against the certification of President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory.
Walorski and two of her congressional aides, Emma Thompson and Zachary Potts, were killed in a car crash on Wednesday after the congresswoman’s car drifted into the center lane. Instead of highlighting bipartisan recognition of Walorski’s service, the Post focused on her conservative positions, including her opposition to former President Donald Trump’s impeachment and Biden’s dubious electoral win.
The end of the Post’s report reads: “A Donald Trump supporter, Walorski voted against impeaching the president in 2021 for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, which resulted in the deaths of one police officer and four others and injured more than 100 law enforcement officers. She also voted against confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victories in Arizona and Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential election.”
The concluding line in this piece: “Walorski voted against certifying President Biden’s victories in both Arizona and Pennsylvania after the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol that left more than 100 law enforcement officers injured.”
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Walorski and her husband, Dean Swihart, were previously Christian missionaries in Romania, where they established a foundation that provided food and medical supplies to impoverished children. She worked as a television news reporter in South Bend before turning to politics.
She was active on agriculture and food policy in Congress, often working across the aisle on those issues. A co-chair of the House Hunger Caucus, she introduced legislation with Democrats to bring back a Nixon-era White House event on food insecurity.
“At every level of public service Jackie was known to be a positive force of nature, a patriot, and a relentless policymaker with an unwavering loyalty to her constituents,” Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a statement.