An Arizona congressman who tested positive for the coronavirus condemned Republican lawmakers for not wearing face masks in the Capitol.
Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday but is currently asymptomatic and “feeling fine,” according to a spokesperson.
Grijalva self-isolated out of pre-caution after attending a hearing with Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, who has frequently not worn a face mask on the floor and tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.
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An Arizona congressman who tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday criticized Republican lawmakers not wearing face masks while in the Capitol.
A spokesperson for Arizona Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva confirmed on Saturday that the lawmaker tested positive for COVID-19, but is currently asymptomatic and is “feeling fine and just getting some rest,” according to CNN.
Grijalva issued his own statement on the same day, in which he condemned Republican lawmakers for being careless and not wearing face coverings while in the Capitol.
“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,” he wrote, according to the Guardian. “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.”
Grijalva is quarantining at home in Washington, while staffers who were working alongside him all week are also being tested, the spokesperson added.
The lawmaker’s diagnosis comes just days after Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert — who repeatedly refused to wear a face mask in the Capitol — tested positive for the virus.
Grijalva had been at a hearing with Gohmert on Tuesday, which prompted him to go into self-isolation on Wednesday out of precaution and “until he got a test,” his spokesperson …read more
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