Covid 19 coronavirus: Texas congressman blames masks for positive virus test

Covid 19 coronavirus: Texas congressman blames masks for positive virus test

Covid 19 coronavirus: Texas congressman blames masks for positive virus test

During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday night, Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert said he'll take hydroxychloriquine to treat COVID-19, despite studies showing President Donald Trump's "miracle" drug to be ineffective and even unsafe.

The anonymous aide went on to suggest that staffers in Gohmert's office have actually been discouraged from wearing masks, writing, "When probing the office, you might want to ask how often were people berated for wearing masks".

In an interview with NBC affiliate KETK, Gohmert was asked why he was pushing the importance of wearing masks only when you are confirmed to have coronavirus, rather than at all times in public settings such as stores, and in any closed environment such as in an office, as recommended by scientists, health experts, and the World Health Organization.

He also gave an interview in which he questioned whether his mask was to blame for infecting him.

An aide to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) is speaking out after the Texas Republican's coronavirus diagnosis.

Following Gohmert's confirmation, Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) announced she would be self-quarantining after interactions with Gohmert in recent days.

At least two House members have announced plans to self-quarantine due to contact with Gohmert.

Many of those lawmakers who didn't consistently wear masks represent states that are now coronavirus hot spots, including Texas, Arizona and Florida.

The 66-year-old Gohmert, one of the House's most conservative and outspoken members, told a Texas news station that he tested positive at the White House and planned to self-quarantine.

Masks will be available to any member who forgets theirs, Pelsoi said, adding that failure to comply will be viewed as "a serious breach of decorum" that can result in the offending lawmaker being removed from the chamber floor.

Surely the Arkansas Republican six are doing the right thing for their employees: Allowing remote work; keeping distance; encouraging mask-wearing. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Politico that Barr will be tested for coronavirus.

Most senators had warn masks all the same - but a few had refused - including Republican Sen.

The Food and Drug Administration and other federal health officials have said there is no proof the drug is effective in fighting the disease, though those claims are disputed by doctors who use the drug.

Previously, one of Trump's military valets and Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary tested positive for the virus.

Lawmakers and Barr were seated more than 6 feet apart during his hearing, but reporters spotted a maskless Gohmert outside the hearing room exchanging words with Barr, whose face was also uncovered.

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