As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by TheHill.com:
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has tested positive for COVID-19 after being in Washington, D.C., this week, becoming the latest member of Congress to be diagnosed with the disease.
“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.
The article goes on to state the following:
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.
Grijalva released a written statement on Saturday. He said:
“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.
“Numerous Republican members routinely strut around the Capitol without a mask to selfishly make a political statement at the expense of their colleagues, staff, and their families.
“I’m pleased that (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) has mandated the use of masks at the Capitol to keep members and staff safe from those looking to score quick political points. Stopping the spread of a deadly virus should not be a partisan issue.
“I urge all of us to recognize the severity of this virus and follow the CDC guidance to keep our family, friends, and loved ones safe. We can all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.”
“I currently have no symptoms, feel fine, and hope to make a quick and speedy recovery.”
Grijalva added: “Numerous Republican members routinely strut around the Capitol without a mask to selfishly make a political statement at the expense of their colleagues, staff, and their families.” pic.twitter.com/BJM72gRYbj
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 1, 2020
Rep. Raúl Grijalva has tested positive for COVID-19 after a week in Washington, D.C., that included a hearing with Rep. Louie Gohmert, who also tested positive in recent days. https://t.co/i5HdcwenVD
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) August 1, 2020
To get more information about this article, please visit TheHill.com.