Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanWith extreme gerrymanders locking in, Biden needs to make democracy preservation job one Jim Jordan reveals he had COVID-19 this summer The Memo: Gosar censured, but toxic culture grows MORE (R-Ohio) tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday after President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE announced he tested positive for the virus.
"Today, Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) tested negative for COVID-19. Mr. Jordan has been advised by his physician that since he was not in close contact with any COVID-19 positive people during a risk time period, he does not have to quarantine. Today’s test was taken as a precaution and Mr. Jordan looks forward to continuing to work hard for the people of Ohio’s Fourth District," said Jordan spokesperson Russell Dye.
Jordan last interacted with Trump when he flew on Air Force One with him to Ohio on Tuesday, the day the president attended the first presidential debate in Cleveland against Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Dole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 MORE.
“Our prayers are with President Trump, the First Lady, Hope HicksHope HicksWhite House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Grisham calls Kushner 'Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan MORE, and every other American family impacted by #COVIDー19,” Jordan tweeted Friday morning, referring to first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's message on the 'omicron' variant Jill Biden unveils traditional White House holiday décor MORE and senior adviser Hope Hicks, who also tested positive. “America will defeat this virus.”
Jordan, a vocal supporter of the White House, has expressed skepticism over the seriousness of the pandemic and has eschewed some health guidance including wearing a mask. He was scolded at a House hearing in July and was told to put his mask back on by order of the attending physician.