Fiery Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who was set to hit the road with President Trump on Wednesday morning, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Gohmert was given a test as part of a pre-screening at the White House, according to new reports coming from news publication Politico.
One thing liberals are going to jump all over is the fact that Gohmert has been staunchly anti-mask, including while on Capitol Hill. The Texas congressman didn’t wear a mask during the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday, which means those folks are probably going to have to get tested.
Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner:
Gohmert told CNN last month that he did not believe in wearing a mask because he is tested frequently.
“If I get it, you’ll never see me without a mask,” Gohmert said. “I keep being tested, and I don’t have it. So, I’m not afraid of you, but if I get it, I’ll wear a mask.”
Nine other members of Congress have contracted and recovered from cases of COVID-19, including Rep. Ben McAdams, a Utah Democrat, Rep. Mike Kelly, a Pennsylvania Republican, and Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican.
Attorney General Barr will be tested for coronavirus after a video surfaced on Wednesday morning where he was spotted in close proximity to Gohmert before the hearing.