Sen. Chuck Grassley is currently being quarantined while awaiting the results of COVID-19 testing after allegedly being exposed to the virus.
“I will follow my doctors’ orders and immediately quarantine as I await my test results,” Grassley stated in a statement released Tuesday. “I’m feeling well and not currently experiencing any symptoms, but it’s important we all follow public health guidelines to keep each other healthy.”
Grassley, who is 87-years-old, will keep working from home while he is in quarantine.
The Iowa Republican’s self-quarantine shortly follows an announcement by his colleague, Sen. Rick Scott, who is also staying at home after learning he was exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.
If Grassley were to miss Tuesday’s votes to nominate federal judges, it would be the first time in almost 30 years the senator has been absent. Grassley has not missed a vote since 1993, when he was absent from a vote due to flooding in his state.
The coronavirus has infected more than 11 million people in the country and has killed nearly 250,000.
This is a very good, common sense measure to take. Grassley was potentially exposed to the virus and is in the high-risk category, so it’s imperative he be quarantined and cared for.
You quarantine the sick, not those who are well. For some strange reason, this very simple fact that has been how we as human beings have always handled infectious diseases has been tossed in the garbage can, all so the left can exploit this crisis politically.
Here’s to hoping Grassley is well cared for during this time and that he has a speedy recovery if he does indeed have the illness.