Multiple sources are reporting this morning that Rep. Louie Gohmert has tested positive for coronavirus. In even more shocking news, it appears that Gohmert was in close unmasked contact with Attorney General Bill Barr during the time he was infected.
The Department of Justice acknowledged the exposure in a short statement this morning.
The Hill reports:
Attorney General William Barr will be tested for coronavirus one day after he came into close contact with a GOP lawmaker who since tested positive for the virus, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed.
Barr, who testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, came within close range of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) shortly before he entered an auditorium in the Capitol where the hearing took place.
While Barr had arrived wearing a mask, he walked into the hearing room without one, during which time he came into contact with Gohmert, who also was not wearing a mask. The two exchanged a comment or two before Gohmert and Barr parted ways.