VT asks that no matter how evil or ignorant Scott was, his family needs support.
This is Texas State Republican Executive Committee Member Scott Apley.— Resist Programming 🛰 (@RzstProgramming) August 4, 2021
Scott posted this COVID conspiracy theory rap video to his Facebook.
Scott is now dead from COVID-19.
Don’t be like Scott. pic.twitter.com/8RGWVl5o2i
A GOP official from Texas who regularly espoused anti-vaccine and anti-mask views online has died from COVID-19, five days after posting a meme on Facebook questioning the wisdom of getting inoculated against COVID.
Texas State Republican Executive Committee Member Scott Apley has died of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/n30PIWDvJ0— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) August 4, 2021
Dickinson City Council member and State Republican Executive Committee member H. Scott Apley, 45, died in a local hospital around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help Apley’s family with expenses. He was admitted to the facility in Galveston on Sunday with “pneumonia-like symptoms,” and was hooked up to a ventilator as his condition worsened. His wife was also infected, the family said.
Dickinson City, Texas Council and State Republican Executive Committee member H. Scott Apley, 45, died today. Mr. Apley celebrated ‘mask burnings’, mocked Covid and called vaccines the enemy of the people. Predictably the family setup a GFM. Thoughtless prayers should be enough. pic.twitter.com/C6udzhf5v7— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) August 4, 2021
Scott Apley, seen here smiling with Greg Abbott, posted that incentivizing covid vaccinations was “disgusting.” pic.twitter.com/oD5QDAXWKh— Resist Programming 🛰 (@RzstProgramming) August 4, 2021
“He leaves behind his wife, Melissa, who is COVID positive, as well as their infant son Reid,” according to the fundraiser, which has so far raised almost $15,000 of its $30,000 goal. “Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help the family as they get through this difficult period.”
Here's a photo from the Rebublican Liberty Caucus of Texas. 3 of the 6 men in this pic have died of Covid this year. (Dave Nalle, Jeff LeBlanc, and now H Scott Apley)https://t.co/RVCE2I2NW0 pic.twitter.com/BCtnfjrW0q— Elan McMillin (@ElanMcMillin) August 4, 2021
“My heart is beyond broken for his family,” Dickinson Mayor Sean Skipworth wrote in a Facebook post. “Scott was a new father and that makes this loss especially tragic.”
Just a sample tweet from Scott Apley, TX State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) Member Scott Apley, now deceased from COVID. They're describing him as a "Christian fighter for self-governance, a guy everyone just loved." pic.twitter.com/wREyx6pYsl— atthebeach345 🗽⚖🌎 (@thebeach345) August 4, 2021
Texas Republican Party Chairman Matt Rinaldi said in a statement, “Please join me in lifting the Apley family up in prayer. We will miss Scott deeply but find comfort knowing he is at peace in the arms of our Savior.” The announcement did not mention the fact that Apley’s death was COVID-related.
Texas Rep. councilman H. Scott Apley died today after testing positive for COVID Aug 1st. He was 45. In April he tweet mocked a Dr. & told her to shove a carrot somewhere (below). His wife & infant son are positive too. Their gofundme page. https://t.co/AntdSWa0YA #CovidIsNotOver pic.twitter.com/kZWoUB5Ixd— theartistwolfami (@The_Artist_Wolf) August 4, 2021
Apley is a staunch conservative and devout Christian. But based on his social media activity, Apley didn’t believe COVID was going to affect him or his family. Read more..