Ron Johnson is the third Republican to test positive for the coronavirus. He is in isolation, in good health and so far, without symptoms
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson announced this Saturday that he tested positive for Covid-19, making him the third Republican member of the Upper House to announce a contagion in the last 24 hours.
“Senator Johnson is in good health and does not experience symptoms. He will remain in isolation until his quarantine is lifted by a doctor,” a spokesman for the legislator explained today.
The Republican caucus has seen how in just one day three legislators, vital to guarantee a majority in the plenary, are quarantined by the coronavirus, just before starting the process to confirm urgently and against the objections of the Democratic minority to the Trump’s nominee for Supreme Justice, Amy Coney Barrett.
Johnson did not attend the ceremony last Saturday at the White House rose garden in which Trump introduced Coney Barrett and which was attended by some of the people from the president’s circle who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in recent hours .
Utah Senator Mike Lee and North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis, both members of the Judicial Committee that should initiate the Coney Barrett confirmation process, tested positive for Covid-19 and were at the rose garden event, which he also attended. Former Advisor to President Kellyanne Conway.
Images of the event show the infected shaking hands, giving kisses or speaking into the ears of others.
At least seven of the attendees who attended that presentation have tested positive for coronavirus, including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
Alerts about the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 was being transmitted among the US leadership began after it became known Thursday that close adviser to Trump Hope Hicks tested positive.
The president underwent a test Thursday night and was confirmed positive shortly after. The president shows symptoms of the disease such as fatigue, fever and cough and has been transferred to Walter Reed’s military hospital on the outskirts of Washington for surveillance and treatment.