Gohmert says he'll take hydroxychloroquine to treat his coronavirus infection

'My doctor and I are all in' - Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert

Updated: July 30, 2020 - 2:32pm

Rep. Louie Gohmert says he’ll take hydroxychloroquine to treat his coronavirus infection for which he tested positive Wednesday. 

"My doctor and I are all in," the Texas Republican told Fox News host Sean Hannity hours after his diagnosis. 

The drug, which has for years been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Malaria and other diseases, received emergency agency approval early in the pandemic to treat virus patients. 

The drug has proven effective in some cases. President Trump says he takes hydroxychloroquine as part of a preventive regiment, but the drug has also been criticized as ineffective.

Gohmert told Hannity that he received a text Wednesday evening, just before appearing on his show, from a doctor friend saying he had the drug and was using it as part of a virus drug regime.