Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva turned the tenth member of Congress to check constructive for the coronavirus.
The 72-year-old congressman is asymptotic and was knowledgeable of his prognosis from the attending doctor of the capitol. “I presently don’t have any signs, really feel high-quality, and hope to make a fast and speedy restoration,” he advised Reuters, including that he was now in self-quarantine.
Earlier this week, Texas Republican Louis Gohmert additionally examined constructive for the virus. Gohmert, who has fabricated from level of not carrying a masks and flaunting COVID-19 security measures, sat with Grijalva throughout a congressional listening to earlier this week.
“Whereas I can’t blame anybody immediately for this, this week has proven that there are some Members of Congress who fail to take this disaster severely,” Grijalva stated — in what was virtually certainly a veiled swipe as his Republican colleague. “Quite a few Republican members routinely strut across the Capitol with out a masks to selfishly make a political assertion on the expense of their colleagues, workers, and their households.”
Firing again, Home GOP chief Rep. Kevin McCarthy used the information to take a swipe at Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“The 10th Member of Congress to check constructive, this time a Democrat. Coronavirus doesn’t care about politics. Madam Speaker, the place is your plan for testing?” he stated.