‘Disgusting gutter politics’: TX GOP candidate shocked by robocall claiming she murdered her husband

Texas Republican congressional candidate Susan Wright has reported to the FBI and the DOJ a shocking robocall that was sent out claiming she murdered her husband for life insurance proceeds after her husband’s death from COVID-19-related complications.

She is running to replace her late husband, Congressman Ron Wright, following his death in February, in a special election in Texas’ sixth congressional district. The special election occurs Saturday and the call seems to have been strategically timed for that purpose. Wright’s campaign reportedly became aware of the robocall Friday morning, according to Politico.

The call falsely claims that Wright “tearfully confided in a nurse that she had purposely contracted the coronavirus,” and then alleges that she murdered her husband and is running now “to cover it up.”

“This is illegal, immoral, and wrong. There’s not a sewer too deep that some politicians won’t plumb,” Wright angrily commented in a statement. “Imagine it: someone is attacking my late husband, the love of my life, a man who gave me such joy in life. I will not let darkness rule. I live by the light of Christ and his truth will sustain me — as it sustained me when I lost my husband.”

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It is unknown who made the call and it violates federal law. The robocall was placed from a blocked number and had no message attached concerning who paid for the attack.

“Susan Wright murdered her husband. She [is] now running for Congress to cover it up,” a woman’s voice on the robocall said, citing “confidential sources.” It stated that Wright “obtained a $1 million life insurance policy on the life of her husband, the late Congressman Ron Wright, six months before his death.”

“According to hospital administration at Baylor hospital, Susan Wright cheerfully confided in a nurse that she had purposely contracted the coronavirus from a friend after taking a test that confirmed she had the antibodies necessary to overcome the virus,” the message posited. “Susan Wright did this knowing full well that her husband, late congressman Ron Wright, was immunocompromised due to persistent complications with lung cancer. Baylor hospital has made a formal criminal referral to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and they have now opened a formal criminal inquiry into the matter. It is unclear whether this constitutes premeditated murder under Texas state law. It is clear that the voters of Texas in the 6th Congressional district deserve to know the truth about Susan Wright and her involvement in the death of her husband,” the message declared.

“When we heard reports of this criminal smear of a voicemail attacking Susan, we immediately referred the matter to law enforcement and started cooperating with authorities,” Wright campaign consultant Matt Langston explained in a statement. “Susan’s opponents are desperate and resorting to disgusting gutter politics because they know she’s the frontrunner. I’m looking forward to someone going to jail over these robocalls, but that’s a Sunday problem. On Saturday, we win.”

Congressman Wright was 67 and serving his second term when he passed away. He had lung cancer and then contracted the virus. His wife stepped up after his passing to fill his shoes in the district. She is running in a crowded race but has been endorsed by former President Trump and the fiscally conservative Club for Growth. Eleven Republicans, one Independent, one Libertarian, and ten Democrats are facing off in the special election.

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“Susan Wright will be a terrific Congresswoman (TX-06) for the Great State of Texas. She is the wife of the late Congressman Ron Wright, who has always been supportive of our America First Policies,” Trump noted in a statement. “Susan will be strong on the Border, Crime, Pro-Life, our brave Military and Vets, and will ALWAYS protect your Second Amendment. Early voting is NOW underway—and the Special Election takes place on Saturday, May 1st. Get out and VOTE! Susan has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

“I’m truly honored to be endorsed by President Trump, and I’m so proud to be the only candidate in this race President Trump trusts to be his ally in our fight to Make America Great Again,” Wright remarked.

Former Trump official Brian Harrison, who is another leading GOP candidate in the race, also strongly condemned the call: “Voters are sick of candidates resorting to disgraceful negative attacks,” he proclaimed in a statement.

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