Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert has tested positive for the coronavirus after rebuffing the wearing of a mask in public.
A routine screening test at the White House showed that Gohmert has picked up the disease.
He was slated to attend a trip to West Texas with President Trump.
“Before you go anywhere with the president or have a meeting with the president, we are always tested, and they have a real quick test, and the quick test was positive,” Gohmert said in a press report.
Gohmert said he would follow a 10-day quarantine as advised by the office of Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician to Congress.
Gohmert is now the 11th member of Congress to test positive for the coronavirus.
More than 60 Capitol Hill workers have also been exposed to the disease.
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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