Obama Volunteer Alerted Secret Service-Truth!

Obama Volunteer Reported Jessica Hughes To The Secret Service-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

An eRumor about a woman named Jessica Hughes who got an unsolicited  telephone call from an Obama volunteer. She says that she told the telemarketer that she did not support Obama because he was a “socialist who voted four times in the State Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets.” She hung up on the telemarketer and the next day she had to explain her actions to two Secret Service agents who ended up at her door.

The Truth:

According to an article written in the The Lufkin Daily News on October 06, 2008, Jessica Hughes got a telephone call on October 1, 2008 from a member of the Obama Volunteers of Texarkana asking for her support of the presidential candidate.

When the volunteer asked her if she was an Obama supporter, Hughes told the volunteer “No, I don’t support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time.” After that she hung up on the telemarketer. Hughes was referring to The Born Alive Protection Act, Illinois bill that was not supported by Obama and against which he voted 4 times..

The following day, two federal agents arrived at the Hughes home inquiring if she said, “I will never support Obama and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor.”

Hughes was surprised to see the two agents at her door but says she was more upset by what she said was the volunteer deliberately twisting what she said and turning it into a death threat against the Democratic candidate. The newspaper attempted to contact Josh Taylor, the communications director for the Texas Obama Campaign but he declined comment and referred the matter to the Secret Service, which he said is conducting an investigation.”

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updated 10/08/08