Susan Wright campaign notifies federal law enforcement after robocall falsely alleges she murdered husband
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The campaign for House Republican candidate Susan Wright said Friday that it has reached out to federal law enforcement authorities after learning of a robocall alleging that she murdered her husband.
(CNN)The campaign for House Republican candidate Susan Wright said Friday that it has reached out to federal law enforcement authorities after learning of a robocall alleging that she murdered her husband.
The voicemail message spread on Friday, a day before the special election to fill the seat of Wright's husband -- the late Texas Rep. Ron Wright, who died in February after contracting Covid-19.
"This is illegal, immoral, and wrong," Wright said in a statement.
The robocall obtained by CNN claims that Wright took out a $1 million life insurance policy on her husband's life six months before his death, and then purposefully contracted Covid-19 to kill her husband, who was immunocompromised due to his lung cancer diagnosis.
"Susan's opponents are desperate and resorting to disgusting gutter politics because they know she's the frontrunner," Wright political consultant Matt Langston said.