Vice President Kamala Harris visited Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday for a reportedly “routine” doctor’s appointment days after meeting with Texas Democrats, including three representatives who tested positive for COVID-19.
Rumors quickly spread over the visit as Harris had recently met with Texas Democrats who had fled the state for Washington, D.C., to avoid a vote on election reform. Three of the representatives later tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Based on the timeline of these positive tests, it was determined the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined,” Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders said in a statement, according to Fox News.
Sanders also noted Harris and her staff have been fully vaccinated.
This Delta variant is no joke. Get vaccinated.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) July 18, 2021
According to Caucus Chairman Chris Turner in the report, “The House Democratic Caucus is following all CDC guidance and protocols. This is a sober reminder that COVID is still with us, and though vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still must take necessary precautions.”
The Texas Democrats were all fully vaccinated when they reported positive for COVID-19. They now must be in 10 days of quarantine.
The Harris hospital visit may be routine, but the timing certainly stands out. In addition, nothing has been mentioned about her visit, leaving Americans to speculate regarding the nature of her “routine” doctor’s appointment.