US Representative Jackie Walorski’s death on Wednesday has promoted many politicians in Washington DC to pay their respects. US President Joe Biden also released a statement, setting aside his differences with Walorski and recalling her achievements.

Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Indiana, was killed in a car crash along with two members of her congressional staff — Emma Thomson and Zachary Potts.

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“We may have represented different parties and disagreed on many issues, but she was respected by members of both parties for her work”, Biden wrote in a White House press release on Wednesday.

Biden, a Democrat, also recognised Walorski’s contribution to the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Hunger Caucus.

“My team and I appreciated her partnership as we plan for a historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health this fall that will be marked by her deep care for the needs of rural America”, he wrote.

Jackie Walorski, who represented Indiana’s 2nd Congressional district, often spoke out on topics like abortion, America’s border security and gun laws. The Congresswoman often conflicted with Democrats on these issues.

US Vice President Kamala Harris also remembered Representative Walorski. The Democrat wrote in a social media post, “This evening we mourn the loss of Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana and those also killed in a tragic accident. Doug and I send our deepest condolences to their families and loved ones during this difficult time.”

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Walorski, who served on the House Ways and Means Committee, was first elected to represent Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012. She previously served six years in the state’s Legislature.

Walorski and her husband, Dean Swihart, were previously Christian missionaries in Romania, where they established a foundation that provided food and medical supplies to impoverished children. She worked as a television news reporter in South Bend before turning to politics.