Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva grew to become the tenth member of Congress to take a look at optimistic for the coronavirus.
The 72-12 months-outdated congressman is asymptotic and was knowledgeable of his prognosis from the attending health practitioner of the capitol. “I currently have no signs, come to feel fine, and hope to make a fast and speedy restoration,” he told Reuters, adding that he was now in self-quarantine.
Previously this 7 days, Texas Republican Louis Gohmert also examined positive for the virus. Gohmert, who has made of point of not carrying a mask and flaunting COVID-19 security measures, sat with Grijalva all through a congressional hearing previously this week.
“While I simply cannot blame anybody instantly for this, this 7 days has revealed that there are some Customers of Congress who fall short to choose this crisis significantly,” Grijalva stated — in what was virtually surely a veiled swipe as his Republican colleague. “Numerous Republican associates routinely strut all over the Capitol without the need of a mask to selfishly make a political assertion at the expenditure of their colleagues, personnel, and their family members.”
Firing back again, House GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy employed the news to acquire a swipe at Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“The 10th Member of Congress to test positive, this time a Democrat. Coronavirus doesn’t treatment about politics. Madam Speaker, where by is your approach for tests?” he stated.