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More Texas Democrats who flew to Washington infected with COVID-19

Two extra Texas lawmakers who left their state to hobble efforts to go new voting restrictions have examined optimistic for the coronavirus, elevating to 5 the variety of infected individual within the delegation.

State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer of San Antonio mentioned in a press release Sunday that he had examined optimistic. “I am quarantining until I test negative, and I am grateful to be only experiencing extremely mild symptoms,” he mentioned.

An individual acquainted with the delegation mentioned the variety of infected members had risen to 5. The individual was not licensed to talk about the matter and requested anonymity.

More than 50 Texas lawmakers traveled to Washington on Monday aboard a personal constitution flight. A caucus official has mentioned all had been vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says “breakthrough” infections – vaccinated folks changing into infected – are uncommon.

After a photograph confirmed them maskless on the airplane, Republicans and others criticized the lawmakers for touring with out masks. But federal pandemic tips don’t require masks to be worn on personal plane.

Vice President Kamala Harris, who had met final week with members of the Texas delegation, went to the Walter Reed army hospital on Sunday for a routine physician’s appointment, a White House official mentioned. No different data was launched, and the White House didn’t reply to questions on Harris’ go to.

After among the lawmakers examined optimistic for the virus, Harris’ spokesperson mentioned Saturday that Harris and her employees weren’t liable to publicity as a result of they weren’t in shut contact with these who examined optimistic and added that Harris and her employees had been totally vaccinated.

The Democrats fled the state to deny the Republican-controlled Legislature the mandatory quorum to go the voting legal guidelines. 

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