Rep. Raúl Grijalva tests positive for coronavirus

The Arizona Democrat said in his statement Saturday that he was asymptomatic and felt "fine"

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U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
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Updated: August 1, 2020 - 2:29pm

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus 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 Republic.

However, Gohmert was one of the House members who has been seen without a mask in recent weeks, The Hill reports.

Grijalva, who is chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, had been self-quarantining at his Washington, D.C., residence this week after chairing a hearing attended by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), who tested positive on Wednesday.

In his statement Grijalva said, "I currently have no symptoms, feel fine, and hope to make a quick and speedy recovery."

Reuters reports that at least 14 members of Congress - seven Republicans and seven Democrats - have tested positive or are presumed to have had COVID-19 since the pandemic began earlier this year.

 

 

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