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

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNorth Dakota Republican latest House breakthrough COVID-19 case Pelosi sets Thursday vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill Cheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said she was sorry to hear that Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertRepublicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally Security forces under pressure to prevent repeat of Jan. 6 Washington ramps up security ahead of Sept. 18 rally 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 TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP 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.