Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said he tested positive for COVID-19 and will self-isolate.
In a statement Saturday announcing the diagnosis, Grijalva, 72, referenced colleagues he feels arent taking adequate precautions during the pandemic.
“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. 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,” the representative said.
Like many who contract COVID-19, Grijalva said he is showing no symptoms and feels fine.
The Arizona man plans on self-isolating in quarantine, per a recommendation from the attending physician of the Capitol.
Because of his advanced age, he is considered high-risk for a severe case of COVID-19.
The new disease primarily affects the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), 66, announced a COVID-19 diagnosis this week.
Gohmert said hes showing no symptoms and plans on starting a course of hydroxychloroquine.
“Im asymptomatic. I dont have any of the symptoms that are listed as part of COVID-19, but apparently I have the Wuhan virus,” Gohmert said in a video message.
Gohmert said he did not know how he contracted the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19, but wondered whether it was from handling masks he wore in the days leading up to the test.
The Epoch Times