An aide for Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tested positive for COVID-19 after meeting with the Texas Democrats who fled the state to hold up voting legislation.
“The entire Press Office is working remotely today with the exception of individuals who have had no exposure to the individual or have had a recent negative test,” Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill said in a Tuesday statement, Politico reported. “Our office will continue to follow the guidance of the Office of Attending Physician closely.” (RELATED: More Texas Democrats Who Fled State Test Positive For COVID)
At least five members of the Democratic delegation tested positive for the virus, a person familiar told The Associated Press. All of them had reportedly been fully vaccinated. (RELATED: Some Of The Texas Dems Who Ran Away To DC Test Positive For COVID-19)
Republican Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan announced Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.(RELATED: Instead Of Showing Up To Work, Texas Democrats Grab Some Miller Lites And Go On Maskless Flight To Save Democracy From Big Bad Republicans)
Around 60 Democrats fled Texas to head to D.C. in order to prevent a vote on multiple Republican bills, including one reforming election security measures.