Texas Republican congressman dies of coronavirus

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  • Texas Republican congressman dies of coronavirus
  • Representative Ron Wright, 67, had also ‘fought’ cancer
  • Wright has become the first sitting congressman to die of complications from COVID-19

The Congressman of the House of Representatives Ron Wright, Republican of Texas, has become the first sitting congressman to die of complications from COVID-19.

According to a statement released Monday by its press department, “in the past two weeks, both Ron and his wife Susan were admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas after contracting COVID-19.”

Career of Republican Ron Wright

Congressman Wright will be remembered as a conservative constitutionalist. He was a statesman, not an ideologist ”, complements the document quoted by Efe.

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Wright, 67, elected to represent District 6 in 2018 and re-elected in 2020, was previously a councilor for the Texas city of Arlington, as well as director of the Tarrant County Tax Collection Office in Texas, reports Efe.

Many mourn the death of the congressman

Texas Governor Greg Abbott called Wright’s death a Twitter as “a great loss” because “he was a leader who fought to uphold Texas values.” Senator John Cornyn, for his part, also praised Wright’s legacy for his “passion for public service.” “Without a doubt, he put Texas first and especially his community,” he said.

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Wright was a member of the Lower House Labor, Education, and International Affairs committees. In his last days as a legislator at the end of January, he supported with his signature several bills, including one that prohibits medical abortions through the use of telemedicine and promoted the reopening of schools despite the pandemic.

Wright supported reopening of schools despite pandemic

Just last Friday, Republican Congressman Ron Wright was in favor of the reopening of schools despite the coronavirus pandemic, which ‘led’ him to death.

In a tweet, Wright accused Democrats of “choosing teacher unions and special interests over the welfare of our students.”

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Then he noted that “The CDC says that schools can reopen safely if proper precautions are taken,” to conclude with the phrase “What are we waiting for?”, In clear support for the reopening of schools.

The congressman said he had ‘mild symptoms’

Wright, who condemned the attack on the Capitol by a mob incited by then-President Donald Trump on January 6, had publicly indicated that he would oppose the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in last year’s presidential election.

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Wright had already reported on January 21 through his press office that he had contracted COVID-19, and that he was in isolation.

“I have experienced minor symptoms, but overall I feel fine and will continue to work for the constituents of District 6 from home,” he said. Wright is survived by his wife, two children, and 9 grandchildren.

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In addition to having contracted coronavirus, the congressman ‘fought’ against cancer

According to The Associated Press, Wright had revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 after coming into contact with an infected person.

“Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating cancer treatment, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer parental advice,” said his office.

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While Republican Ron Wright is the first sitting congressman to die from COVID-19, this past December, Rep. Luke Letlow, R-Louisiana, 41, also died of complications from the coronavirus.

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