Pelosi on Gohmert testing positive for COVID-19: 'I'm so sorry for him'

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Negotiators remain far apart on coronavirus deal as deadline looms Top federal official says more details coming on foreign election interference MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said she was sorry to hear that Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump order aims to curb US agencies' use of foreign workers after TVA outrage | EPA transition back to the office alarms employees | Hundreds of green groups oppose BLM nominee Interior stresses 'showing up for work' after Grijalva tests positive for coronavirus Trump's junk medicine puts his own supporters at deadly risk MORE (R-Texas) had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day.

"I'm so sorry for him," Pelosi told MSNBC's Garrett Haake.

"But I’m also sorry my members, who are concerned, because he has been showing up at meetings without a mask and making a thing of it.”


She added: "Hopefully now he will look after his health, and others'."

Gohmert tested positive during a screening at the White House before he was supposed to accompany President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE on his trip to Texas Wednesday.

The Texas congressman has not consistently worn a face covering while on Capitol Hill and has been one of the GOP lawmakers seen without a mask in recent weeks. 
He was also seen briefly talking to Barr before the attorney general's testimony without a mask on.

"The Attorney General will be tested today," Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec confirmed to The Hill following news of the congressman's test result. 


In June, Gohmert told CNN that "you'll never see me without a mask" should he test positive for the virus.

The disease has killed nearly 150,000 people in the U.S. and has infected more than 4.3 million people in the country as of Wednesday afternoon.