On Sunday, January 3rd, Democrat Representative Gwen Moore was on the House floor to vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker, despite announcing a mere six days prior that she tested positive for coronavirus. Moore announced on December 28th on the coronavirus, and claimed on Sunday that she was cleared to travel by her doctor.
The CDC recommends that those who have coronavirus symptoms quarantine for at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared. The recommended quarantine time is also ten days for those who test positive without symptoms. The doctor who cleared her certainly isn’t going by the “settled science” on the issue.
Moore told a reporter that she had followed CDC guidelines to quarantine for two weeks – a lie easily disproven by calculating the amount of time between December 28th and January 3rd.
And now, her fellow members of the House are testing positive. For reference, it takes 2-14 days after exposure to start showing symptoms, according to the CDC.
Yesterday New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman announced that she received a positive coronavirus test, which she blamed on Republicans, of course. “Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) received a positive rapid antigen test result for COVID-19. She believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots. As reported by multiple news outlets, a number of members within the space ignored instructions to wear masks” her press release reads.
Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal also tested positive yesterday, and also used the opportunity to blame Republicans, without evidence. ” United States Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) received a positive COVID-19 test result tonight after being locked down in a secured room at the U.S Capitol where numerous Republican lawmakers recklessly refused to wear masks in the moments after the January 6 attack” her statement read.
As of now we have zero evidence of any Republicans being infected with the coronavirus who could’ve spread it to these two. But we know of at least one Democrat who tested positive and showed up to work anyway.
But, reality be damned, Republicans will take the blame regardless.