Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, ripped those trying to politicize the death of Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, who passed away after fighting cancer and the coronavirus.
Roy’s comments came during an interview on television’s “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday.
He cited Twitter posts and "leftist rags" for criticizing Wright but failing to mention the late congressman had been battling cancer for two years when he tested positive for COVID-19.
"This is the left doing what the left does," Roy said. "They’re politicizing this virus, politicizing the death of a public servant."
Just days ago, Wright had criticized Democrats for choosing special interest groups and teachers unions over the "well-being of our students."
"So many Americans are dying or having mental health issues or not getting cancer screenings or not doing what they need to do to get their jobs open and be able to have a life and be able to go live it, because people like these leftists want to shut down our economy and harm Americans. Ron Wright was standing up for his constituents, standing up for America all the way through the end and God bless him for it. And these leftists show their true colors in moments like this," Roy said.
Wright, who died Sunday night at the age of 67, had been maintaining a vigorous work schedule before contracting the virus. Two weeks ago, he and his wife were admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas for treatment of COVID-19.
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