“It is illegal, immoral and false. There is no sewer too deep that some politicians do not want to dig,” Wright said in a statement.
A female voice begins the one-minute robocall saying that Wright “murdered her husband” and that she is “now running to Congress to cover it up.” Robots do not have a “paid” attribution that indicates who pays for attacks.
The automated call then claims that “according to confidential sources” Wright “obtained a million dollar life insurance policy on the life of her husband … six months before his death”. He then says that Wright “confided in tears to a nurse that she had deliberately contracted the coronavirus.”
He adds that the hospital “has made a formal criminal referral to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and they have now opened a formal criminal investigation into the matter,” before concluding: “It is clear that voters in the 6th Congressional District of Texas deserve to know the truth about Susan Wright and her implication in her husband’s death.
Recipients of calls say they came from a blocked number. In addition to contacting the FBI and the Justice Department, the Wright campaign has been in contact with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department.
“When we heard reports of this criminal bashing from a voicemail attacking Susan, we immediately referred the matter to law enforcement and began to cooperate with authorities,” said Matt Langston, consultant. for Wright’s campaign, in a statement. “Susan’s opponents are desperate and resort to a filthy gutter policy because they know she’s the first one.
Wright was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who appeared with her on a conference call earlier this week held by the Anti-Tax Club for Growth, which also backs her. She runs in a Republican field that includes businessman Michael Wood, former Trump administration official Brian Harrison, and retired professional wrestler Dan Rodimer.
Racing has been a relatively tame affair so far. The candidates got a few shots at each other in their TV commercials, although the Club for Growth attacked GOP candidate Jake Ellzey, calling him an anti-Trump Republican because he received a donation from Trump critic Bill Kristol.
Wright presents himself as someone who could carry on her husband’s legacy. The two have been active in local GOP politics in the community for decades, and Trump touted their strong relationship in the gondola held with Wright and the Club for Growth on Thursday night.
“It’s a great honor to be with Susan,” Trump said. “It’s a great honor to help a friend of mine who has thought so much, not only about his love for Susan, but he respected Susan. He respected everything she said and it was Ron Wright who served us so well for a long time. time.”