CHICAGO (AP) — A Democratic congressman from Illinois who was compelled to enter lockdown throughout final week’s lethal siege on the Capitol introduced Tuesday he has examined optimistic for COVID-19.
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider has grow to be at the least the third Home Democrat to announce a COVID-19 an infection because the lockdown.
Schneider mentioned he was “compelled to spend a number of hours” confined with different lawmakers and is criticizing Republican members of Congress who refused to put on masks that have been supplied.
“I’m now in strict isolation, anxious that I’ve risked my spouse’s well being and offended on the selfishness and conceitedness of the anti-maskers who put their very own contempt and disrespect for decency forward of the well being and security of their colleagues and our workers,” he mentioned in a press release.
No less than two other lawmakers together with Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey have introduced optimistic checks.
Schneider, of Deerfield, mentioned he has not but skilled signs and is within the care of physicians. He was examined for coronavirus on Monday.
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