Friday, July 31, 2020

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for COVID-19

 Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, who has dismissed calls to wear a mask while working on Capitol Hill, tested positive for the coronavirus
Gohmert, 66, tested positive in a pre-screening procedure at the White House before he was scheduled to fly with President Donald Trump to Texas on Wednesday. Following his positive diagnosis, the representative returned to his Capitol Hill office to inform his staff. He was wearing a face covering when he delivered the message.
Republican sources on Capitol Hill told ABC News that Gohmert's full staff has been in the office in recent days and that at times, staffers in his office were chastised for wearing masks.
 The congressman posted a video to Twitter Wednesday afternoon confirming he had tested positive twice at the White House -- once with a quick test and again with a swab test.
"The reports of my demise are a great deal premature," he said in the video. "I'm asymptomatic. I don't have any of the symptoms that are listed as part of COVID-19, but apparently I have the Wuhan virus."

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