Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.
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Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva examined constructive for Covid-19, his workplace introduced on Saturday.
Grijalva, a Democrat whose district consists of components of the Phoenix and Tucson areas, in addition to a lot of the state’s border area with Mexico, is self-isolating within the Washington, D.C., space, in keeping with spokesman Geoff Nolan.
In an announcement, the congressman criticized another members of Congress for not taking the virus critically and he praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s resolution to require masks.
“While I can not blame anybody instantly for this, this week has proven that there are some Members of Congress who fail to take this disaster critically,” Grijalva mentioned within the assertion. “Numerous Republican members routinely strut across the Capitol with out a masks to selfishly make a political assertion on the expense of their colleagues, employees, and their households.”
The information about Grijalva’s constructive check was first reported by the Arizona Republic, which mentioned that Grijalva presided over a committee assembly on Tuesday that included Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert. Gohmert introduced on Wednesday that he had examined constructive for the virus.
Grijalva seems to be the 12th member of Congress to check constructive for Covid-19. There have been greater than 4.5 million confirmed circumstances of the virus and no less than 153,000 deaths within the United States, in keeping with information from Johns Hopkins University.