A witness in a Michigan hearing on voter fraud is refusing to self-quarantine even after senior officials in the Trump administration with which she had close contact have tested positive for COVID-19, The Hill reported Wednesday.
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani tested positive for COVID-19 and seemed to confirm Trump’s announcement of the news in a tweet on Sunday. The Ingham County Health Department in Michigan ruled that anyone who had been in close contact to Guiliani should self-quarantine, The Hill reported.
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Melissa Carone gave testimony at a voter fraud hearing in Michigan and reportedly said she was not aware of this advisory, but was not worried about catching COVID-19.
“I would take it seriously if it came from Trump, because Trump cares about American lives,” Carone explained. Carone added that if news networks such as One America News or Newsmax told her to get tested, she would do so.
Carone was seated next to Giuliani during the voter fraud hearing in Lansing, Michigan. Footage of Carone’s testimony shows her sitting near Giuliani and there is little visible mask-wearing among attendees. (RELATED: Rudy Giuliani Tests Positive For Coronavirus)
Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser for the Trump campaign, tested positive for COVID-19 as well, according to reports published Tuesday.