Texas Republican Susan Wright, who is running for Congress to fill her late husband Rep. Ron Wright’s (R-TX) vacant seat, notified local and federal law enforcement Friday about an anonymous robocall circulating that falsely accuses Wright of killing her husband.
The Wright campaign alerted the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Arlington Police Department of the robocall, Breitbart News confirmed with Wright general consultant Matt Langston.
The robocall, which comes the day before the Sixth Congressional District’s May 1 special election, starts off abruptly by saying “Susan Wright murdered her husband” and then goes on to allege Wright took out a $1 million life insurance policy six months before his death. A report from Politico contains an audio clip of the call.
Ron Wright died in February a little over two weeks after being hospitalized with coronavirus and had also been battling lung cancer since 2018.