29.2 C
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19

Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva became the tenth member of Congress to test positive for the coronavirus.

The 72-year-old congressman is asymptotic and was informed of his diagnosis from the attending physician of the capitol. “I currently have no symptoms, feel fine, and hope to make a quick and speedy recovery,” he told Reuters, adding that he was now in self-quarantine.

Earlier this week, Texas Republican Louis Gohmert also tested positive for the virus. Gohmert, who has made of point of not wearing a mask and flaunting COVID-19 safety measures, sat with Grijalva during a congressional hearing earlier this week.

“While I cannot blame anyone directly for this, this week has shown that there are some Members of Congress who fail to take this crisis seriously,” Grijalva said — in what was almost surely a veiled swipe as his Republican colleague. “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.”

Firing back, House GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy used the news to take a swipe at Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“The 10th Member of Congress to test positive, this time a Democrat. Coronavirus doesn’t care about politics. Madam Speaker, where is your plan for testing?” he said.

Read More at NYPost

Latest news

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead At 87

Justice Ruth Bader Gisnburg is dead at the age of 87, the Supreme Court announced on Friday, which added that she died of "complications...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87-years-old, the Supreme Court announced Friday...

Biden says he won’t announce Cabinet picks before election

Joe Biden said that he would not announce the names of any individuals...

Should President Trump Use the Defense Production Act to Order Silicon Valley to Open Up to Free Speech?

As we reported a week ago, Big Tech companies are putting in place measures that will prevent Trump supporters from openly communicating and promoting...

Related news

Trump bothered by FBI director’s testimony on Antifa and China

President Trump on Friday doubled down on his criticism of FBI Director Christopher Wray, saying his testimony to congress about Antifa and China’s influence...

SUNY Empire facilities director busted in $31K school theft

This college honcho provided the wrong lesson for students. The facilities director of SUNY Empire College was busted Friday for allegedly stealing more than $31,999...

CA man punches elderly Trump supporter at MAGA rally: report

A knife-wielding California man allegedly punched a female Donald Trump supporter at a “Make America Great Again” rally before a retired cop pulled a...