A totally vaccinated aide for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a White House official examined optimistic for Covid-19 after welcoming Democrat Texas lawmakers to the Capitol.
Final Monday 60 Democrat members of the state House of Representatives fled Texas to Washington DC to block Republicans from advancing new voting legal guidelines by a particular session of the legislature.
Democrat lawmakers have been seen packed on a non-public airplane, maskless, flying from Texas to DC.
Six of them have now examined optimistic for Covid.
The apparent stunt by Texas Democrats has become fairly the tremendous spreader as a result of now a Pelosi aide and a White House official (each vaccinated) have examined optimistic for the China virus.
A White House official and a employees member for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have each examined optimistic for COVID-19 after attending the identical reception final week, officers confirmed to Axios.
Why it issues: Whereas each people are vaccinated and mildly symptomatic, they illustrate how Individuals inoculated in opposition to the coronavirus can nonetheless contract and, probably, unknowingly transmit the virus — even on the highest ranges of the nation’s authorities.
- “We know that there will be breakthrough cases, but as this instance shows, cases in vaccinated individuals are typically mild,” a White House official instructed Axios.
Driving the information: The Pelosi staffer helped usher a delegation of Democratic Texas lawmakers across the Capitol final week. Six of those lawmakers, who flew to Washington to block the Texas legislature from altering the state’s voting legal guidelines, have since examined optimistic.
- Each that staffer and the White House official have been on the similar rooftop reception on the Resort Eaton final Wednesday evening.
- The White House official has not had any latest direct contact with President Biden. The Pelosi aide didn’t have any contact with the speaker since that individual’s publicity.
Think about the media firestorm if Republican lawmakers flew to DC and unfold Covid across the Capitol.