Texas Republican Representative Louis Gohmert, who is frequently seen walking the halls of the Capitol without a mask, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to multiple House GOP officials.
The eight-term congressman at times wears a bandanna, but at Tuesday’sHouse Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr, Gohmert didn’t have his face covered during his questioning. Barr will be tested for the coronavirus after coming into contact with Gohmert, according to aJustice Department official.
Gohmert’s office didn’t immediately respond to inquiries. Gohmert, 66, had been scheduled to fly to Texas with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and tested positive in a screening at the White House, Politico reported citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.
Gohmert told Bloomberg News in an interview June 25 that he is tested regularly for the virus, which has been spreading in Texas as well as other part of the southern and western U.S.
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