Candidate for Farenthold's Seat Was Subject of News Report About Whether He Was 9/11 First Responder

WASHINGTON -- A candidate for the remaining term of former Corpus Christi Rep. Blake Farenthold was the subject of a television report in 2016 that said it could not verify his claim that he was a 9/11 first responder, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Friday. Christopher Suprun, a Dallas-based paramedic and former firefighter, made headlines in 2016 when he penned a New York Times op-ed saying that he would not vote for Donald Trump as a member of the Electoral College because "he is not qualified for the office." Suprun added that he was "part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation," but days later, WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported it could not confirm that he was a first responder. The Caller-Times reported Friday that Suprun is among the nine candidates running to fill the remainder of Farenthold's seat in the emergency special election to be held June 30.   Continue reading...

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