GOP Congressman-Elect Dies at 41 of COVID19 – DC Watchdog

GOP Congressman-Elect Dies at 41 of COVID19

Luke Letlow, Louisiana’s newest Republican member of the U.S. House, died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being sworn into office. He was 41 years old,” according to The Washington Times.

Letlow spokesman Andrew Bautsch confirmed the congressman-elect’s death at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport.

“‘The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over the past days but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time,’ Bautsch said in a statement. ‘A statement from the family, along with funeral arrangements, will be announced at a later time.’

“The incoming congressman, elected in a December runoff and set to take office in January, was admitted to a Monroe hospital on Dec. 19 after testing positive for the coronavirus disease. He was later transferred to the Shreveport facility and placed in intensive care.

Letlow is survived by his wife, Julia Barnhill Letlow, and two children.”

For more on this story, go to The Washington Times.

Please share your thoughts about Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s death in the comment section on this page.


  1. K. Farr says:

    Such a devastating loss for his family, and during the Christmas season! Thought and prayers to the entire Letlow family during this time of loss and sincere condolences. May they feel God’s merciful love and support in the days to come giving them strength to get through this. God Bless!

  2. JJ Johnson says:

    This is truly heartbreaking.

  3. Holly Rose says:

    Republicans are more susceptible to CV19. They should be put under a year of quarantine. No make that a permanent quarantine!

    • Patricia Janssen says:

      Holly Rose, you are a disgusting, unfeeling person unfit to be called a human being.

    • Larry says:

      Well said comrade. Spoken like a true Biden/ Harris ideologies!Carry on.

    • K. Farr says:

      Holly Rose, when such remarks are made at a time when a family has lost a loved one, it only shows the true uncaring attitude you, and those like you, have for your fellow man. This is not a party issue, a race issue, a religious issue, etc., because death knows nothing of these. It shows no preference and truly treats us all the same. It WILL happen to every single one of us all one day. What is this were a member of your family and I said “good riddance because they were better off dead since they were Democratic idiots that deserved to die”??? How would you appreciate that in your grief? You can say you would not care but what kind of an ass would exhibit such lack of manners and empathy to another during a horrible, unexpected loss, and unreservedly so?! We just experienced our Christmas season and the beginning of a New Year which marks good will to our fellow man, ALL of them, and personally examining ourselves to do better for a new year. With words stated from you, you have clearly failed both and have obviously learned nothing. Have you no heart for others? And if not, then you have no love or respect for yourself. You desperately need self-reflection and a time of contemplation to better yourself as a human being for others but to be a better person for yourself. You sound like someone who spews hate first before understanding and how that understanding to have different opinions without being disagreeable. May this New Year bring you one of reflection, humbleness and a true love for all your fellow man no matter what their opinion, as well as a new understanding of decency and manners. His family will have thoughts, prayers and love extended to them during this time and beyond and will surely feel loved and supported. They will come out of this ok because of that. Unless you do some soul searching, you will be the one that keeps your black heart filled with hate. How truly sad.

  4. Jan says:

    Too bad it wasn’t Biden instead.

  5. Mariano says:

    It is sad news. May God bless his soul and may He bless his family.
    This news is hard to take because we need more Republicans to take up arms by running for Congressional positions. We need more Republicans like Letlow.

  6. My condolences to the congressman elect’s family. Very sad indeed.

  7. John Hart says:

    Psalms 139:14,15, “I praise You Lord for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My body was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place of the womb. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth.. You knew me before I was formed in my mother’s womb.”
    My heart cries with you. I Pray Gods Grace and mercy wash all over you from the top of your head to the souls of your feet. I am greatly saddened for your loss and the loss to our great nation.
    God Bless.

  8. Henry M Rios says:

    All,of the dem.should remember who they are going to face when there time is up.with there immoral way of thinking and Baby killers.G-D said in those days even the wise will be Blind.

  9. Gary DiFabio says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  10. Catherine says:

    May God be with the family in their time of sorrow and give them his loving grace and hands to lean on. Prayers to them all the family .God bless them all.

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