GOP Rep. Ron Wright dies after testing positive for COVID-19

GOP Rep. Ron Wright dies after testing positive for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of another U.S. politician: Rep. Ron Wright of Texas. The Republican congressman, who had been battling lung cancer, died of COVID-19 on Sunday night, February 7, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The 67-year-old Wright, according to the Morning News, was admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas two weeks ago along with his wife Susan Wright. Wright had been reelected in November.

In July 2019, Wright announced, on Facebook, that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. And his COVID-19 diagnosis came in January following the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building. Others who were inside the Capitol Building during the January 6 siege have tested positive for COVID-19 as well, including Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington.


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