Texas Republican Rep. Gohmert Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Rebuffing Masks

Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert, a member of your house Judiciary Committee, has resisted using a mask and checked favorable for coronavirus. He took part in a prolonged hearing with Attorney General Barr on Tuesday.

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Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert, a member of your house Judiciary Committee, has withstood wearing a mask and tested positive for coronavirus. He took part in a lengthy hearing with Attorney General Barr on Tuesday.

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” Before you go anywhere with the president or have a conference with the president we are always evaluated, and they have a real fast test and the fast test was favorable,” Gohmert stated in an interview with local North Texas tv affiliate, KETK.

In March, Gohmert revealed he was one of several Republicans possibly exposed to the disease at the Conservative Political Action Conference. While a lot of his colleagues quarantined, he refused.

The news sent shockwaves through the Capitol Wednesday.

Gohmert had actually taken part in Tuesdays high-profile House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr, and was seen without a mask near Barr and others. A Justice Department spokeswoman stated Barr will be tested for the illness on Wednesday.

NPRs Carrie Johnson contributed to this report.

Gohmert verified the news from his Capitol Hill office, raising additional issues that he returned there infected from the disease as both chambers of Congress are in session. Gohmert declared he would later on quarantine from home for 10 days, per advice from the workplace of the participating in doctor to Congress, Dr. Brian Monahan.

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, who during the pandemic has actually consistently declined to wear a mask in public, tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

Politico first reported the advancement previously on Wednesday. A number of assistants for the House Judiciary Committee confirmed the report, stating they were notified and dealing with the Attending Physician on next actions.

His positive test was caught during a routine screening at the White House, Gohmert stated. He was slated to go to a journey to West Texas with President Trump.

“Too lots of Republicans have actually continued to act extraordinarily irresponsibly, consisting of Louie Gohmert. Louie Gohmert ought to quarantine himself today,” Hoyer stated.

Gohmert would mark the 11th member of Congress to check positive for COVID-19. More than 60 Capitol Hill employees have actually likewise been exposed.

” I can guarantee Gohmert has actually heard from the medical neighborhood, hes spoken to Dr. Monahan or others, who said instantly quarantine yourself,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., stated in a call with reporters. “He did refrain from doing that, he put others at threat.”