Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), issued the following statement after the sudden and tragic passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and two members of her staff:
"It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that I mourn the sudden and tragic loss of Representative Jackie Walorski and two valued members of her staff. Jackie, a former Member of the House Agriculture Committee, and a dear friend, was a thoughtful champion for her constituents in Indiana’s 2nd District. Penny and I offer our heartfelt prayers to the Walorski family, as well as the friends and families of her two staffers—Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson. A native of Johnstown, Pa., I personally knew Emma, who was a kind soul and had a passion for politics. I send my deepest condolences to her parents and the entire Thomson family. This is devastating news, and I am praying for all those impacted by this tragedy."