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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 JohnsonCassidy defends vote to proceed with Trump trial after GOP backlash Cassidy calls Trump attorneys 'disorganized' after surprise vote House Democrats renew push for checks on presidential pardons MORE (R-La.) said he is self-quarantining for 14 days out of caution due to exposure to Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertNIH director: Mask politicalization may have cost 'tens of thousands' of lives in US Democrats should make the 'Bee-Gees' the face of the Republican Party GOP lawmakers call for Pelosi to be fined over new screenings 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 GrangerHere are the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump Growing number of lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege Overnight Health Care: US sets record for daily COVID-19 deaths with over 3,800 | Hospitals say vaccinations should be moving faster | Brazilian health officials say Chinese COVID vaccine 78 percent effective MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said they will self-quarantine after exposure to Gohmert.