Ohio GOP congressman tests positive for COVID-19

Ohio Rep. Bob GibbsRobert (Bob) Brian GibbsOhio redistricting commission gives up on US House map Pennsylvania Republican becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress Ohio GOP congressman tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (R) announced Thursday he had tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Earlier today, I was feeling under the weather with symptoms of a bad cold & was tested for COVID-19,” Gibbs said in a post on Twitter.

Gibbs said he is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and that the vaccine has helped prevent “what could have been a worse infection.”


“I will be resting & recuperating the appropriate amount of time at home,” he added.

He is one of multiple congressional lawmakers who has tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. 


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that though certain variants of coronavirus can permeate vaccines and cause breakthrough infections, the shots do protect against severe symptoms, hospitalizations and death. 

Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughWhat's that you smell in the Supreme Court? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks up bright side beneath omicron's cloud Overnight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Supreme Court weighs abortion restrictions MORE announced this week that he tested positive for the coronavirus, but was without symptoms of illness. Kavanaugh, an appointee of former President TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE, has been vaccinated since January. 

The justice tested positive on Thursday ahead of a Friday investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Babin, Armstrong and Gibbs all announced their positive COVID-19 tests this week amid grueling negotiations among Democrats over two infrastructure packages.