A Washington state congresswoman tested positive for the coronavirus after sheltering with several maskless lawmakers as a pro-Trump mob besieged the Capitol last week.
Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal made her diagnosis about COVID public in a statement Monday night and slammed Republican legislators for refusing to don masks inside a secured room during the hours-long lockdown.
“Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, and in doing so, they endanger everyone around them,” Jayapal wrote.
Jayapal is the second known lawmaker to test positive in the wake of the Capitol riots.
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