Vice President Kamala Harris is heading for what a White House official told Fox News as a “routine doctor’s appointment” at Walter Reed Medical Center on Sunday.
The visit to the hospital in Bethesda, Md., Comes after his meeting Tuesday with Democratic lawmakers in Texas. Three of the Democrats had tested positive for the coronavirus, with a positive test on Friday evening and two more on Saturday morning.
THREE DEMOCRATS FROM TEXAS WHO FURYED IN WASHINGTON, DC TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS
Fox News asked Harris’ office if the vice president was showing symptoms of COVID-19, but they did not immediately respond.
Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders said on Saturday Harris had not been in close contact with infected lawmakers.
“Based on the timeline of these positive tests, it was determined that the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure as they were not in close contact with those who were tested. positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined, ”Sanders said in a statement, adding that Harris and his staff had been fully vaccinated.
Harris’ visit to Walter Reed came as she tweeted a warning about the Delta variant of the virus: “The Delta variant is no joke. Get vaccinated. “
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The Texas House Democratic Caucus confirmed the positive tests on Saturday, saying the other caucus members and their staff had all tested negative.
“The House Democratic Caucus follows all CDC guidelines and protocols. It’s a sober reminder that COVID is always with us, and while vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still need to take the necessary precautions, ”Caucus Chair Chris Turner said in a statement.
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Texas Democrats traveled to DC on a private flight as they abandoned a special session of the state legislature to prevent a vote on further voting reform. On Tuesday morning, members of the Texas House who are still in the state passed a House appeal motion that requires all members to appear – those who do not can be arrested and brought to the capital. of State.
When the Democrats, who were already in Washington at the time, failed to show up, they were arrested to be taken to Capitol Hill. Gov. Greg Abbott said that because they left the current special session he “would continue to call special session after special session because overtime will continue until they are voted on.”