Funeral for late Rep Jackie Walorski set in Indiana
- The funeral for Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski will be held in her home state of Indiana
- Walorski and three other people were killed in a head-on highway collision
- Walorski, who was 58, was in an SUV with two members of her staff
The service will be conducted at Granger Community Church on Thursday at 11 am, according to Palmer Funeral Homes' website. On Wednesday, from noon to 7 pm, there will be a viewing at the church.
Walorski, 58, was in an SUV with two members of her staff when it went across the center of a northern Indiana highway for unclear reasons on Wednesday and crashed with an oncoming car near Wakarusa, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office.
Walorski, her 27-year-old staffer Zachery Potts of Mishawaka, who was driving, and her 28-year-old communications director, Emma Thomson of Washington, D.C., all died, as did the woman who was driving the vehicle struck by their SUV.
Potts was Walorski’s district director and the Republican chairman for northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County.
Walorski, 58, was first elected to represent northern Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012 and was seeking reelection this year to a sixth term in the solidly Republican district.
Among many important legislations, commenting on gun violence and her stance on gun control, Walorski wrote in a post, "Banning firearms doesn’t stop violence – it only punishes law-abiding gun owners." She also stated that she voted against legislation that would strengthen gun regulation in the United States in the House.
The Republican also presented legislation to combat cross-border trafficking, saying, "As the border crisis continues to worsen, smugglers are taking advantage of the porous border to traffic poison into our communities."