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Politics Rep. Raúl Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19, is symptom-free

09:32  02 august  2020
09:32  02 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva tests positive for coronavirus

  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.

Rep . Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has tested positive for COVID - 19 after being in Washington, D.C., this week "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," Grijalva said in a statement to the Arizona

WASHINGTON — Rep . Raúl Grijalva , D-Ariz., said Saturday he tested positive for the coronavirus Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who has refused to wear a mask around the Capitol, tested positive for the virus Democratic congressman issues blistering attack on Republicans after Covid - 19 diagnosis.

PHOENIX – Rep. Raúl Grijalva has tested positive for COVID-19 after a week in Washington, D.C., that included a hearing with Rep. Louie Gohmert, who also tested positive in recent days.

Grijalva, D-Ariz., is asymptomatic and in self-quarantine at his residence in the Washington area, his spokesman, Geoff Nolan, said. He is the first known member of Arizona's congressional delegation to have tested positive after at least several close calls.

Rep. Raúl Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19

  Rep. Raúl Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19 Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has tested positive for COVID-19 after being in Washington, D.C., this week, becoming the latest member of Congress to be diagnosed with the disease. © Greg Nash Rep. Raúl Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19 "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," Grijalva said in a statement to the Arizona Republic.Grijalva, who is the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, had been self-quarantining at his D.C., residence this week after chairing a hearing attended by Rep.

Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva tested positive for Covid - 19 , his office announced on Saturday. The news about Grijalva 's positive test was first reported by the Arizona Republic, which said that Grijalva presided over a committee meeting on Tuesday that included Texas Rep .

Rep . Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said he tested positive for COVID - 19 and will self-isolate. In a statement Saturday announcing the diagnosis, Grijalva , 72, referenced colleagues he feels aren’t taking adequate precautions during the pandemic. “While I cannot blame anyone directly for this

It isn't clear how Grijalva contracted the virus, but the hearing with Gohmert, R-Texas, is a possibility.

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Grijalva, who is the dean of Arizona's delegation, presided over a hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee that included Gohmert, who is a member of the committee, along with two other members of Arizona's congressional delegation. The hearing was Tuesday; Gohmert tested positive Wednesday.

Raul Grijalva wearing glasses posing for the camera: Congressman Raúl Grijalva poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. © Sean Logan/The Republic Congressman Raúl Grijalva poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix.

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Rep. Raul Grijalva tests positive for Covid-19

  Rep. Raul Grijalva tests positive for Covid-19 The Arizona Democrat's positive test comes after a hearing where he had contact with Rep. Louie Gohmert.Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who has represented a Tuscon-area seat since 2003, is 73 and a heavy smoker. He said in a statement he is without symptoms and in quarantine.

WASHINGTON-- Rep . Raul Grijalva , chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, has tested positive for Covid - 19 , but showed no symptoms of the disease, he said Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) tested positive Wednesday, one day after he had attended a Natural Resources committee hearing.

Raúl Grijalva 's diagnosis comes just days after Rep . Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, tested positive for Representative Raúl Grijalva of Arizona said in a statement Saturday that the Capitol's physician COVID - 19 Relief Negotiations Continue on Capitol Hill as Unemployment Benefits Expire.

The same day, Gohmert also attended a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, which includes three other members of Congress from Arizona.

The members of Arizona's delegation in both hearings were not immediately available to comment on whether they had been tested.

Gohmert later told his congressional staff in person that he had tested positive for the disease linked to the coronavirus.

Grijalva went into self-quarantine and was tested as a precaution, Nolan said. On Friday, the attending physician of the Capitol told Grijalva he was positive, too.

"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," Grijalva said in a written statement Saturday.

"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 continued. "I’m pleased that (House Speaker Nancy 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.

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Rep . Raul Grijalva , D-Ariz., the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, has tested positive for COVID - 19 . It also reads, "I understand that COVID - 19 is a highly contagious virus and it is possible to develop and contract the COVID - 19 disease even if I follow all of the safety

Grijalva , an Arizona Democrat, tested positive for the coronavirus but feels fine and has gone into isolation, he said in a statement on Saturday. Cunningham had been in self-quarantine since March 19 after learning he had been in contact with another member of Congress who had tested positive .

“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.”

Grijalva added: "I currently have no symptoms, feel fine, and hope to make a quick and speedy recovery."

The issue of managing the new coronavirus crisis has taken on a partisan dimension. The GOP has pressed for quickly reopening society, and some Republican members, such as Gohmert, have had staffers working in Washington as usual. Others, such as Grijalva, have had staff largely working from home for months.

Others in Arizona's delegation have had brushes with the potentially deadly virus, but not reported testing positive.

On March 8, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., announced he and several staff members had gone into self-quarantine after an extended conversation with a man who later revealed he had contracted COVID-19. The contact came at a conservative conference in the Washington area.

Later in March, Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., also went into self-quarantine after one of his staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. The staffer recovered.

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  Democratic Congressman, Who Tested Positive for COVID, Calls Out Mask-Less Republicans Who 'Strut' Around Capitol Rep. Raúl Grijalva's diagnosis comes just days after Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday. Gohmert has frequently been seen walking around the Capitol without a mask. Gohmert and Grijalva attended the same congressional hearing Tuesday and sat close together. Gohmert did choose to don a face covering during the hearing, except for when questioning the witnesses. In his statement Saturday, Grijalva made sure to speak directly to his Republican colleagues.

Rep . Raul Grijalva , D-Ariz., said in a statement that he has the virus but, like Gohmert, has no symptoms . He is at least the 11th member of Democratic congressman issues blistering attack on Republicans after Covid - 19 diagnosis. The Guardian. Congressman Raúl Grijalva tests positive for

Representative raul grijalva . Grijalva , an Arizona Democrat, tested positive for the coronavirus but Grijalva expressed frustration with the reluctance of some Republican lawmakers to wear masks His office said he did not have significant symptoms . Representative tom rice.

In June, Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., attended President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At least a half-dozen campaign workers preparing the event and two members of the Secret Service tested positive for the coronavirus, and the city later faced a swell of cases that local health officials said was likely connected to the event.

In July, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., attended a news conference with the House Freedom Caucus that he leads that included Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., who later tested positive.

Gosar and Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., are also members of the Natural Resources Committee and attended the same hearing as Grijalva and Gohmert.

Biggs, Lesko and Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., attended the Judiciary Committee hearing that included Gohmert.

Both hearings pressed in part for details about the crowd dispersal at Lafayette Square near the White House, which was followed by Trump's walk to an adjacent church, where he was photographed clutching a Bible.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Rep. Raúl Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19, is symptom-free

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