More Congress members, aide to Jill Biden test positive for COVID

More Congress members, aide to Jill Biden test positive for COVID

Two more Congress members and an aide to First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for the coronavirus virus Thursday, as a growing number of COVID-19 cases hits Capitol Hill.

Sens. Susan Collins and Rafael Warnock both tested positive hours after they voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court.

Collins, a 69-year-old Maine Republican, wore a mask while on the floor. She was one of just three members of the GOP who voted to confirm Jackson.

Warnock, a 52-year-old Georgia Democrat, said on Twitter he had tested positive.

“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.”

Also testing positive was Jill Biden’s press secretary, Michael LaRosa, Fox News producer Pat Ward tweeted on Thursday night.

US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi,
US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is also recovering for the virus.
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Earlier in the day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she had tested positive joining a growing list of federal politicians and those in their orbits who have apparently contracted the virus.

Others with positive tests include Attorney General Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Reps. Adam Schiff and Joaquin Castro, as well as President Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens.

With Post wires

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