Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case A pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics Republicans' mantra should have been 'Stop the Spread' MORE (R-S.C.) announced Sunday that he had tested negative for the coronavirus after self-quarantining due to fear of potential exposure.
In a tweet, the Republican senator added that he would continue to follow best practices for presenting the disease's spread following his announcement.
"I was just informed by Dr. Moynihan, the head of the House Physicians Office, that my coronavirus test was NEGATIVE, Graham said. "I’m very grateful and like everyone else will follow the best practices to stay negative."
"I look forward to getting back to work with my Senate colleagues and President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE to contain this virus and stabilize our economy," he added. "Thank you very much for all the prayers and well wishes!"
I look forward to getting back to work with my Senate colleagues and President Trump to contain this virus and stabilize our economy.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 16, 2020
Thank you very much for all the prayers and well wishes!
Graham announced last week that he was self-quarantining after a recent visit to President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was present. Bolsonaro is currently being monitored for the disease after his spokesman tested positive.
The South Carolina senator said he had "no recollection" of interacting with the Brazilian president during his trip to Florida. He was the third senator to announce plans to self-quarantine after possible exposure to the disease, and several House lawmakers have done the same in recent days.