The White House said on Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) kissing President Joe Biden on the cheek and interacting with him this week was not considered “close contact” after it was revealed she had tested positive for COVID-19.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki shared the response with reporters during Thursday’s daily briefing.
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Psaki said that according to Centers for Disease Control guidelines on coronavirus, “close contact” is defined as spending 15 minutes within six feet of a coronavirus-infected individual.
The White House added that Biden tested negative for the virus on Wednesday.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for COVID-19 this morning.
Here is Pelosi KISSING Joe Biden on the cheek on Tuesday pic.twitter.com/VEEJoYDc8j
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Biden was also seen on Thursday alongside newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. The president did not wear a mask, and no plans to quarantine or working remotely were mentioned.
The odd justification for not quarantining Biden is one of many examples of the left’s “rules for thee, but not for me” attitude in Washington that has continued to frustrate Americans dealing with more than two years of COVID-19.