Breakthrough COVID infections continue to hamper Congress
More than a dozen vaccinated lawmakers have reported being infected by the virus, but with milder symptoms.
More than a dozen members of Congress have reported breakthrough infections of COVID-19 after getting vaccinations, although almost all reported mild symptoms and no complications.
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) is the latest to report testing positive for the virus.
"Earlier today, I was feeling under the weather with symptoms of a bad cold & was tested for COVID-19," Gibbs tweeted late last week. "While it was positive, I am vaccinated & it is so far preventing what could have been a worse infection."
According to The Hill newspaper, other members who have tested positive for the virus include:
- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
- Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
- Sen. Angus King (I-Maine)
- Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo._
- Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas)
- Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)
- Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.)
- Rep Ralph Norman (R-S.C.)
- Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas)
- Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.)
- Rep. Mike Doyle (D- Pa.)
- Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.)