Jones puts finishing touch on luncheon

Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 06:49 PM.

“Washington is a city of Sodom and Gomorrah of money, Democrats and Republicans both,” he said. “This has got to change.”

He told those attending that the budget issues of the last few years have hurt the nation.

“We have squandered the greatness of this country,” he said.

And part of that responsibility rests with Congress.

“I’m very disappointed to be a part of a system that’s not doing right by the American people,” he said.

While the luncheon’s other speakers — N.C. Sen. Harry Brown, Jamie Norment from ACT and Col. Blayne H. Spratlin, commanding officer of Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point — provided updates on new state laws designed to protect military bases, lobbying efforts for the base and workload at the state’s largest employer east of I-95, Jones’ speech is most likely still resonating with those who attended the event.

Jones made very good points, spelling out what was wrong with Washington, and he vowed to fight for the district’s interests.

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