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 JonesThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic infighting threatens 2020 unity Heavy loss by female candidate in Republican NC runoff sparks shock Greg Murphy wins GOP primary runoff for North Carolina House seat 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.