BREAKING: Republican Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies at 41 days from being sworn into Congress

Republican Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died at the age of 41. Letlow had a wife & 2 small children. Was just days away from being sworn into Congress. Absolutely devastating.

Letlow tested positive for COVID-19 on December 18th and had been in the ICU at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

His family said in a statement “The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over the past days but asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time.”

They added “a statement from the family along with funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.”

GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted “Our hearts break tonight as we process the news of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s passing. I spoke with his wife, Julia. Judy and I are praying for her and their two young children during this terrible time.’

Ronna McDaniel wrote “Please keep Luke Letlow’s wife, two young children, and his entire family in your prayers during this impossibly difficult time.”