Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a test on Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet.
Warnock said that he has received his COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot, and plans to isolate while he is sick.
Late this afternoon after a routine test, I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m so thankful to be both vaccinated & boosted, and at the advice of the Attending Physician I plan to isolate,” Warnock said. “If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, I encourage you to do so.”
Warnock is not the only member of Congress to test positive for the virus recently. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) tested positive for COVID-19 after testing negative earlier in the week, according to her deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill.
“After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, tweeted.
“The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided,” Hammill said. “The Speaker will quarantine consistent with CDC guidance, and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and test regularly.’
Hammill later added, “A planned Congressional delegation to Asia, led by @SpeakerPelosi , will be postponed to a later date.”
Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrichs responded to the news by noting, “Pelosi was on stage, unmasked with POTUS yesterday at the postal service reform act bill signing – inches away from him.”
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