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Louisiana Republican self-quarantining after exposure to Gohmert

Louisiana Republican self-quarantining after exposure to Gohmert
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Rep. Mike JohnsonJames (Mike) Michael JohnsonNew RSC chairman sees 'Trumpism' as future House GOP votes to keep leaders in place This week: Clock ticks on coronavirus, government funding deals MORE (R-La.) said he is self-quarantining for 14 days out of caution due to exposure to Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertCapitol's COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse tests positive for COVID-19 Colorado Democrat Ed Perlmutter tests positive for coronavirus MORE (R-Texas) who tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. 

Johnson said he is exhibiting no symptoms but is self-quarantining since he had dinner with Gohmert and a small group of others on Monday night. He said the group was distanced, but they did not have masks on since they were eating. He said he was seated next to Gohmert at the dinner. 

In an interview with Fox News, Johnson said he is in D.C., but will be driving to Louisiana to quarantine. 

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“This is life in the COVID reality,” he said. 

Johnson said he is quarantining based on guidance from the attending physician. He said he will take a COVID-19 test if it is recommended at any time. 

Johnson said there “seems to be no concern” about potential exposure during the House Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday since members were wearing masks and “appropriately distanced.” 

At least two other lawmakers, Rep. Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) Kay GrangerGOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics Bottom line GOP women's group rolls out six-figure campaign for Ernst MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said they will self-quarantine after exposure to Gohmert.