Following the announcement this week that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)—who proudly refused to wear a mask in the halls of Congress—tested positive for COVID-19, other members of Congress acknowledged their concerns about possible infection.
Louie Gohmert lives and sleeps in his Capitol Hill office.
Now that he’s tested positive, he cannot be allowed to quarantine there. He’s put Members and staff at enough risk already.
I wish you well, @replouiegohmert. But you need to figure out a better option.
— Rep. Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) July 29, 2020
Today, 72-year-old Rep. Raúl Grijalva, who has represented Arizona since 2003 announced that he has tested positive for the virus. The Democratic congressman didn’t name names, but his statement was pointed in its criticism of his Republican colleagues who “routinely strut around the Capitol without a mask to selfishly make a political statement at the expense of their colleagues, staff and their families.”
Grijalva added: “Numerous Republican members routinely strut around the Capitol without a mask to selfishly make a political statement at the expense of their colleagues, staff, and their families.” pic.twitter.com/BJM72gRYbj
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 1, 2020
Read his full statement here. This far he is symptom free.
Only yesterday, Grijalva said this about paying attention to science when addressing the pandemic.
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) July 31, 2020