Rep. Louie Gohmert Tests Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Presidential Flight To Texas
Wed, 07/29/2020 – 10:17
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert has tested positive for COVID-19, Politico reports.
The Republican Congressman was tested Wednesday morning during a pre-clearing process for Wednesday’s historic anti-trust hearing.
🚨🚨 Rep. LOUIE GOHMERT has covid.
Tested positive this morning.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 29, 2020
Gohmert also attended yesterday’s hearing with AG Barr, which begs the question: why wasn’t his illness flagged yesterday? As Gohmert was sitting in the presence of not only the AG but many of his colleagues for hours, often shouting questions and commentary back and forth.
Politico noted that the Republican, who represents Texas’s 1st District, has been seen “walking around the Capitol…without a mask.”
In another close call for the president, Gohmert had been scheduled to fly to Texas on Wednesday morning with the president. The eighth-term Republican told CNN last month that he wouldn’t bother wearing a mask because he was being tested regularly.
He also claimed that “[I]f I get it,” he told CNN in June, “you’ll never see me without a mask.”
We hope the Congressman follows through with that promise.