Pa. representative self-quarantining after having contact with congressman who tested positive for COVID-19

Pa. representative self-quarantining after having contact with congressman who tested positive for COVID-19

Pennsylvania Rep. Guy Reschenthaler is self-quarantining after he said he had contact with Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who tested positive for COVID-19.

Gohmert, a Texas Republican who has declined to wear a mask while walking around the Capitol in recent weeks, tested positive Wednesday morning.

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Reschenthaler said he shared a desk with him on Tuesday during the House Judiciary Committee hearing. He said he also had extensive conversations with him, which included a walk together.

He said he will now be self-quarantining for 14 days out of an abundance of caution.

Reschenthaler released the following statement:

“Yesterday during the House Judiciary Committee hearing, I shared a desk with Congressman Gohmert and had extensive conversations with him, including a walk together from the Capitol to the Cannon House Office Building. After a personal consultation with the Attending Physician and in accordance with their guidance, I will be self-quarantining for 14 days out of an abundance of caution.”

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