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 JohnsonGOP lawmakers comply with Pelosi's mask mandate for House floor The Hill's Coronavirus Report: iBIO Chairman and CEO Thomas Isett says developing a safe vaccine is paramount; US surpasses 150,000 coronavirus deaths with roughy one death per minute The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Gohmert tests positive; safety fears escalate on Capitol Hill MORE (R-La.) said he is self-quarantining for 14 days out of caution due to exposure to Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertRep. Raúl Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19 Overnight Health Care: Five takeaways from Fauci's testimony | CDC: Children might play 'important role' in spreading COVID-19 | GOP leader wants rapid testing at Capitol GOP leader wants to make rapid testing available at Capitol 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. 


“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 GrangerHelping our seniors before it's too late House approves .3 trillion spending package for 2021 GOP lawmakers comply with Pelosi's mask mandate for House floor MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said they will self-quarantine after exposure to Gohmert.