Texas GOP Leader Hospitalized For COVID-19 Dies Days After Mocking Vaccines

“I hope to live a long time. I have a lot of things I want to do and experience with my wife and my friends and my family,” H. Scott Apley wrote last month.

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By Mary Papenfuss
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A Texas Republican leader who was hospitalized earlier this week with COVID-19 has died just days after he posted an anti-vaccination message — and previously shared an image touting a “mask burning” event.

H. Scott Apley, 45, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee and Dickinson City Council, died Wednesday, the Galveston County Republican Party announced in a Facebook post with an “extremely heavy heart.” 

The post didn’t mention the cause of death. But Apley was admitted to a local hospital last Sunday with “pneumonia-like symptoms and tested positive for COVID,” and was placed on a ventilator, according to a GoFundMe page set up for his family.

Apley’s widow, Melissa, also tested positive for the coronavirus but has not been hospitalized, according to the GoFundMe page. They recently had a baby son, Reid.

Publish : 2021-08-07 17:46:00

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