Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

Pelosi Aide, White House Official, Sixth Texas Democrat, Test Positive for COVID-19 in Widening Fallout

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The fallout from Texas Democrats flying to Washington last week is widening as an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tested positive for COVID-19. A sixth Texas House Democrat has also tested positive, along with a White House official. Drew Hammill, a spokesperson for Pelosi, told news outlets that the aide is a senior spokesperson in Pelosi’s press office. The fully vaccinated aide tested positive on Monday “after contact with members of the Texas state legislature last week,” he said. “This individual has had no contact with the Speaker since exposure. The entire Press Office is working remotely today with the exception of individuals who have had no exposure to the individual or have had a recent negative test. Our office will continue to follow the guidance of the Office of Attending Physician closely,” he added. Pelosi was seen speaking last week with Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer outside on Capitol …

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