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.

#story_page_post_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.