US Congressman Gohmert Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Posted on July 29, 2020 12:46 pm

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U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gohmert, a Republican, had been seen recently without a mask on Capitol Hill, including at least part of the time while he attended the House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday to hear testimony from Attorney General William Barr.

In a video, Gohmert said he was screened Wednesday at the White House before he was due to depart with President Donald Trump on a flight to Gohmert’s home state and tested positive. Gohmert, who said he is asymptomatic, did not travel with the president.

Gohmert said in an interview with CNN