Politics Congressman Raúl Grijalva tests positive for coronavirus
Trump's national security adviser tests positive for coronavirus
National security adviser Robert O'Brien has tested positive for COVID-19, a White House official confirmed on Monday."National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien tested positive for COVID-19. He has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site," the official said in a statement."There is no risk of exposure to the President or the Vice President," the official added. "The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted."The positive test makes O'Brien the highest-ranking White House official to date to test positive for the virus, which has killed more than 145,000 people in the U.S.
Congressman Raúl Grijalva announced in a statement Saturday that he has tested positive for, saying he would self-isolate in quarantine under the recommendation of the Capitol attending physician. Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona, said he was asymptomatic, feels fine, and hopes "to make a quick and speedy recovery."
Grijalva's diagnosis comes after Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert earlier this week. Grijalva and Gohmert both attended a hearing by the House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday. Grijalva is the chair of the committee. Gohmert had worn a mask infrequently on Capitol grounds, although he claimed Wednesday that he wore a mask more often in recent days.
Congressman Louie Gohmert tests positive for coronavirus
The Texas Republican has not been wearing a mask around the Capitol.Gohmert was supposed to fly to Texas with President Trump on Wednesday, but tested positive for the virus during a pre-screening at the White House, several administration sources confirmed to CBS News. Politico first reported Gohmert's diagnosis.
"While I cannot blame anyone directly for this, this week has shown that there are some Members of Congress who fail to take this crisis seriously. Numerous Republican members routinely strut around the Capitol without a mask to selfishly make a political statement at the expense of their colleagues, staff, and their families," Grijalva said.
Pelosi announced after Gohmert's diagnosis that wearing a mask in the House of Representatives , a move praised by Grijalva.
"I'm pleased that Speaker Pelosi has mandated the use of masks at the Capitol to keep members and staff safe from those looking to score quick political points. Stopping the spread of a deadly virus should not be a partisan issue," Grijalva said. "I urge all of us to recognize the severity of this virus and follow the CDC guidance to keep our family, friends, and loved ones safe. We can all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our communities."
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva tests positive for coronavirus
Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is self-isolating at his residence in the Washington, D.C., area, according to his spokesman.Grijalva, a Democrat whose district includes parts of the Phoenix and Tucson areas, as well as much of the state's border region with Mexico, is self-isolating in the Washington, D.C., area, according to spokesman Geoff Nolan.
Trump uses campaign email to ask supporters to wear face masks .
President Donald Trump on Monday sent a campaign email, typically used for soliciting donations, to make a different request of his supporters: consider wearing a mask. © @realDonaldTrump/Twitter President Donald Trump posted this photo of himself wearing a mask to his official Twitter account. "We are all in this together, and while I know there has been some confusion surrounding the usage of face masks, I think it's something we should all try to do when we are not able to be socially distanced from others," the email, sent by the Trump campaign and signed by the President, read.