North Carolina congressman Walter Jones in hospice, wife says

North Carolina congressman Walter Jones in hospice, wife says
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Rep. Walter JonesWalter Beaman JonesEx-Greenville mayor wins Dem primary in North Carolina, GOP candidates head to runoff North Carolina reporter says there could be 'new crop' of GOP candidates in 9th Congressional District race House pays tribute to Walter Jones MORE (R-N.C.) is in hospice care, his wife Joe Anne Jones told NBC affiliate WITN Saturday.

His “health has declined after sustaining a broken hip last week” Jones' office said in a statement. “He is now in hospice care. The family asks for your prayers, and for their privacy to be respected during this difficult time.”

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The 75-year-old representative has not been able to attend votes on the House floor since September because of an undisclosed illness.

Jones underwent surgery for a broken hip on Jan. 15, per WITN.

He has served in Congress for 24 years.