Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

2 More Texas House Democrats Test Positive for COVID-19 After Fleeing to DC

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Another two members of a Texas Democratic Party delegation of lawmakers who flew to Washington in response to a Republican overhaul of election laws have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on July 18. Of the more than 50 lawmakers who fled Texas, a total of five have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. All five members had been fully vaccinated against the virus, the Texas House Democrat Caucus said in a statement. The caucus said that “all of the HDC Members who tested positive are feeling good, with no symptoms or only mild symptoms.” The statement didn’t name which members had tested positive for COVID-19. However, Texas state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer confirmed on the evening of July 18 that he had tested positive earlier that day. “I will be teleworking with my colleagues, staff, partners, and allies. We’re planning more …

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