Rep. Louie Gohmert tested positive for coronavirus in advance of his planned travel with President Trump to Texas Wednesday and had to be removed from the trip, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Gohmert, R-Texas, was expected to travel aboard Air Force One with the president for campaign fundraising and an energy event at a Midland oil rig. He and others who are in close proximity to the president would have been subjected to routine COVID-19 screening.
Spokespeople for Gohmert, 66, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The news was first reported by Politico.
Gohmert on Wednesday afternoon posted a video on social media to confirm that he had tested positive but said, “I’m asymptomatic.”
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