In 2005, Rep. Jones publicly renounced his vote and called on Bush to set a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.
> He became a scathing critic of U.S. military action under Republican and Democratic presidents. But he held Bush’s vice president, Richard B. Cheney, in particular contempt for his role advocating for the Iraq invasion.
> “Lyndon Johnson’s probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney,” Rep. Jones said in 2013 during remarks at a meeting of the libertarian group Young Americans for Liberty in Raleigh, N.C.
> While Rep. Jones held fast to core Republican tenets including opposition to abortion rights, on other issues he found himself a lonely voice within the GOP. He backed campaign finance reform and increasing the minimum wage. He twice opposed his party’s leader, Rep. John A. Boehner of Ohio, for House speaker. And he voted against President Trump’s signature tax bill in 2017 in part because it increased the deficit.
The “Freedom Fries” business was still stupid jingoism, but it’s good to know that Jones came around and tried to make things right, at least in that regard.