The Texas flea baggers who fled their state in protest of the GOP election security laws have infected numerous high-level government officials, including a senior staffer of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and an official working in the White House.
Both individuals attended a “rooftop meeting” with the Lone Star Democrats. Both we’re vaccinated and are experiencing little to no symptoms.
The report said the two infections show that people inoculated against coronavirus still can contract and, potentially, unknowingly transmit the virus.
Reports reveal that the Pelosi staffer helped usher a delegation of Texas Democrat lawmakers around the Capitol last week.
Six of those lawmakers have since tested positive.
Some officials nationwide are considering reinstating mask recommendations, as the variant poses a serious threat to individuals not vaccinated against the virus.
The rise of vaccinated positive cases has attributed to the recent hesitancy many are feeling toward the mass vaccination efforts of the Biden administration. The most recent Axios poll revealed that unvaccinated Americans are likely immovable in their decision not to get a shot.
It was reported that Pelosi’s aide and the White House official attended the same rooftop reception at the Hotel Eaton last Wednesday night.
The White House official reportedly has not had any recent direct contact with President Joe Biden, and the Pelosi staffer did not have any contact with the speaker since the person’s exposure.
“Yesterday, a fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for COVID-19 off campus,” a White House official said in a statement.
“In accordance with our rigorous COVID-19 protocols, the official remains off campus as they wait for a confirmatory PCR test. The White House Medical Unit has conducted contact tracing interviews and determined no close contacts among White House principals and staff. The individual has mild symptoms.”
The White House on Monday confirmed that Vice President Kamala Harris had tested negative for COVID-19 after meeting with Texas lawmakers last week, according to The Hill.
Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., announced Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated. He became the first known positive case in Congress this summer.
The Delta variant also has forced public tours of the Capitol to be postponed for the near future, according to a legislative aide to Axios.
The U.S. government Monday warned against travel to Great Britain as coronavirus cases surged while nearly all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in an effort to restart the economy.
Author: Asa McCue