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Politics Loeffler still plans to participate in Barrett vote after 2 staffers test positive for Covid-19

06:00  27 october  2020
06:00  27 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested negative for Covid - 19 after two of her staffers tested positive , and the Georgia Republican plans to attend the vote on Monday to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett .

Kelly Loeffler of Georgia tested positive for the coronavirus, but a subsequent test of the senator came back negative, the senator's office said Saturday. Loeffler was tested on Friday after learning about the positive tests of two Senate staff members, her office said in a brief statement.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested negative for Covid-19 after two of her staffers tested positive, and the Georgia Republican plans to attend the vote on Monday to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

a woman looking at the camera: In this March 20 file photo, Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. © Susan Walsh/AP In this March 20 file photo, Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Loeffler's office released a statement on Saturday saying, "On Friday, Senator Loeffler was tested for COVID-19 after learning that two of her DC Senate staffers had tested positive. Senator Loeffler tested negative."

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Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) has tested negative for coronavirus after two of her staffers tested positive . “On Friday, Senator Loeffler was tested for COVID - 19 after learning that two of her Senate Democratic senator votes against advancing Amy Coney Barrett nomination while wearing RBG

Kelly Loeffler of Georgia tested positive for the coronavirus, but a subsequent test of the se WASHINGTON - Two staff members for Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia tested positive Loeffler was “more energized than ever to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as the next

The statement went on to say, "Senator Loeffler is more energized than ever to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court Justice on Monday before returning home and traveling the state to meet with hardworking Georgians."

Loeffler tweeted Monday that the President "could not have chosen a more qualified, impressive jurist, and I will be honored to vote to confirm her as the next United States Supreme Court justice today."

According to the CDC, individuals should quarantine if they have been in "close contact" with another person who has Covid-19, a term that the CDC defines by a set of criteria, including if a person was "within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more."


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Kelly Loeffler plans to attend the vote today to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Retest her independent testing she’s most likely positive as her other close contacts @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer.

Kelly Loeffler plans to attend the vote Monday to confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. @SenatorRomney @MittRomney still okay with this even though you sit in the very back? 0 ответов 0 ретвитов 3 отметки «Нравится».

Covid-19 symptoms may develop between 2-14 days after an individual is exposed, according to the CDC.

Asked Sunday if she had "close contact" with her aides who tested positive for coronavirus, Loeffler responded, "Not at all." She did not provide any further details or specify what she meant by close contact.

The news comes as Senate Democrats have warned against the possibility of Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the final vote after at least five people in Pence's orbit have tested positive for coronavirus in recent days.

Pence is no longer expected to preside over the Senate's vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court amid a Coronavirus outbreak on his team.

"Vice President Pence is campaigning in Minnesota today. The VP is not planning to be at the Senate tonight unless his vote is needed," an aide to the Vice President said.

Pence and second lady Karen Pence were both tested for Covid-19 Monday morning, according to Pence's office. Both tested negative.

a woman in glasses looking at the camera: Republican US Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is seen on Capitol Hill in May. © Toni L. Sandys/Pool/Getty Images Republican US Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is seen on Capitol Hill in May.

Fact check: There is no Sen. Rob Donaldson, so posts of his speech about Barrett are fake .
A post on new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett originated as a hypothetical. It took off, with many people assuming it was from a real senator.Several Facebook posts shared in the wake of those hearings include a long comment appearing to be a transcript of a speech made by a Sen. Rob Donaldson before the committee.

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