Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert has tested positive for COVID 19, AFP News has confirmed. Gohmert was supposed to fly to Midland, Texas with President Trump on Wednesday but did not after the White House confirmed he had the virus during a pre-screen.
He was interviewed by NBC and he said that he has not seen any symptoms appear but that he would be watching closely.
“It’s really ironic, because a lot of people have made a big deal of my not wearing a mask a whole lot, but in the last week or two I have worn a mask more” than he has in recent months, Gohmert said. He suggested that keeping a mask on “might have put some germs and some of the virus on the mask and breathed it in.”
“I don’t know where it came from, but apparently I have it,” Gohmert said.
He has announced that he will self quarantine for 10 days.