A mysterious robocall targeted the widow of the deceased rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, with what her allies call a “criminal smear,” accusing her of murdering her husband and claiming her campaign for Congress is a covert one.
Susan Wright is a candidate in the Texas’ 6th special election. congressional district, where she is the frontrunner to replace her late husband. Her campaign became aware of robocalls accusing her of killing her spouse on Friday, a day before the primary election.
The late Congressman died in February after a COVID-19 diagnosis and years of battling lung cancer. Politico first reported on robocall on Friday.
In a statement Friday, candidate Wright called the robocall allegations “illegal, immoral and false.”
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“There’s not a sewer too deep so some politicians won’t solder,” Wright said. “Imagine it: someone is attacking my deceased husband, the love of my life, a man who gave me such joy of life.”
“I will not let darkness reign,” she continued. “I live by the light of Christ, and his truth will sustain me – as it sustained me when I lost my husband.”
Wright’s campaign consultant Matt Langston also issued a statement saying the campaign reported the “criminal smear” to law enforcement and “began cooperating with authorities.”
“Susan’s opponents are desperate and resort to disgusting gutter policy because they know she’s the frontrunner,” Langston said. “I’m looking forward to someone going to jail for these robocalls, but it’s a Sunday problem. On Saturday we win.”
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The calls came from a blocked number, claiming that Wright “murdered” her husband and that she was trying to “cover it up” by driving to Congress.
“According to confidential sources, Susan Wright obtained a $ 1 million life insurance policy for the life of her husband, the late Ron Wright, six months before his death,” the female voice said in the recording.
The footage also claims that hospital administrators at Baylor Scott and White Hospital said Wright “tearfully confided to a nurse that she had intentionally contracted coronavirus”
“Baylor hospital has made a formal referral to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and they have now opened a formal criminal investigation into the case,” the recording claimed.
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Robocall concludes by saying, “It is clear that voters in Texas’ 6th Congressional District deserve to know the truth about Susan Wright and her involvement in her husband’s death.”
There is no evidence to support robocallet’s claims.
Wright is the frontrunner during Texas’ 6. Congress District and has received approval from former President Donald Trump.
If no candidates receive more than 50% of the votes, the top two voters will compete in a run-off election.