The Republicans of North Carolina’s 3rd District will take up a resolution questioning Walter Jones’ support of a controversial House Bill at their annual convention on April 17, according to the Jacksonville Daily News. The resolution, approved by the Duplin County Republican Party, asks Jones to explain his co-sponsorship with Dennis Kucinich of H. R. 248, a bill requiring immediate troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.  The resolution was brought to the Duplin County GOP by Joe McLaughlin, a former Jones rival for the 3rd District seat.  It asks Jones to remove his sponsorship of the bill and to hold a town hall style meeting to hear the voices of his constituents on this matter. Jones office issued a statement saying that his support of the Bill is a way of opening up debate on the matter. Jones, the statement says, does not support immediate troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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