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Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Test Positive For COVID-19

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday morning according to a report from Politico.

Gohmert was preparing to fly with President Trump aboard Air Force One to Texas Wednesday. However, he tested positive for coronavirus during his White prescreening.

The eight-term Texas congressman has not been wearing a mask because he gets tested regularly.

Other politicians who have tested positive for the virus include Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT), Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL), Trump National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC), Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL), Former Utah Gov and Trump Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) and Attorney General of Illinois Kwame Raoul (D).

According to Fox News, Gohmert was recently near Attorney General Bill Barr. Barr will get tested:

Gohmert, who has been prone not to wear a mask around Capitol Hill, attended the high-profile Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday where Attorney General William Barr testified for hours.

Kerri Kupec, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said Barr will be tested today for COVID-19 because of his proximity to Gohmert at the hearing.

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