Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski killed in a automotive accident

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Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., was killed in a automotive accident on Wednesday, Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy confirmed in a tweet. She was 58.McCarthy stated that Walorski’s husband, Dean Swihart, was knowledgeable of her demise by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s workplace on Wednesday afternoon.A former Indiana state lawmaker, Walorski was first elected to Congress in 2012 and was operating for her sixth time period this fall. She was popular with her Republican and Democratic colleagues within the Home, the place she was near McCarthy and his management workforce.McCarthy named her the highest Republican on the Home Ethics Committee, and she or he was set to be chairman of the bipartisan committee if Republicans received the bulk in November.Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., tweeted that he was “devastated to listen to the horrible information” of Walorski’s demise. “She was an expensive buddy who beloved serving the folks of Indiana in Congress.”A lot of her colleagues within the Indiana delegation additionally tweeted their sympathies shortly after her demise was introduced.”I’m actually devastated. Jackie beloved Hoosiers and devoted her life to combating for them,” tweeted Sen. Todd Younger, R-Ind., who had served with Walorski within the Home. “I’ll always remember her spirit, her optimistic perspective, and most significantly her friendship.””My coronary heart is heavy with the information from northern Indiana. Jackie was a real buddy & an unbelievable colleague,” tweeted Rep. Jim Baird, R-Ind. “Hoosiers have misplaced a champion & devoted public servant.”This story is breaking information. Test again for updates.Scott Wong is a senior congressional reporter for NBC Information. 

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