Rep. Raul Grijalva tests positive for Covid-19

Source: Politico | August 1, 2020 | Anthony Adragna

The Arizona Democrat’s positive test comes after a hearing where he had contact with Rep. Louie Gohmert.

House Natural Resources Chair Rep. Raul Grijalva announced Saturday he tested positive for Covid-19, days after chairing a hearing in which Rep. Louie Gohmert participated at length.

Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who has represented a Tuscon-area seat since 2003, is 73 and a heavy smoker. He said in a statement he is without symptoms and in quarantine.

“While I cannot blame anyone directly for this, this week has shown that there are some Members of Congress who fail to take this crisis seriously,” he said in a statement. “Stopping the spread of a deadly virus should not be a partisan issue.”

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