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Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Tuesday, censuring his fellow lawmakers for neglecting to follow public health guidelines during the Capitol siege. 

“Today, I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife’s health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff,” Schneider said in a statement.

“We can no longer tolerate Members coming to the floor or gathering in the halls of Congress without doing the bare minimum to protect those around them,” he continued. “Those that flout public health guidance should be sanctioned and immediately removed from the House floor by the Sergeant at Arms for their reckless endangerment of their colleagues.”

Lawmakers have been encouraged to get tested for coronavirus following Wednesday’s rampage, when thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building and forced Congress to shelter in place. Several Congress members, particularly Republicans, had refused to wear masks during the hours-long lockdown

Several Republican lawmakers in the room adamantly refused to wear a mask, as demonstrated in video from Punchbowl News, …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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