Many members of Congress have been testing positive for the coronavirus over the past few months.
Following the chaos that occurred at the Capitol last week, Democrat Representative Primala Jayapal is the latest to test positive for COVID-19.
And just as expected, she's blaming the Republicans for her getting the virus. I mean...why would anyone else be to blame, right?
Jayapal's official government website says the following:
United States Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) received a positive COVID-19 test result tonight after being locked down in a secured room at the U.S Capitol where numerous Republican lawmakers recklessly refused to wear masks in the moments after the January 6 attack. Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician of the United States Congress, advised representatives and Congressional staff on Sunday that those in the secured room could have, “been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection.” The duration in the room was multiple hours and several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one.
“Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, and in doing so, they endanger everyone around them. Only hours after President Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, our country, and our democracy, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic — creating a superspreader event on top of a domestic terrorist attack,” said Congresswoman Jayapal.
However, Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Green ripped into Rep. Jayapal and Nancy Pelosi as well in one swoop.
Rep. Green tweeted,
"I hope you fully recover from #COVID19 without any complications!
Before you point fingers at me or anyone else, you need to talk directly to
@SpeakerPelosi about exposing ALL of us to covid when she called back POSITIVE covid House members last week for votes for Speaker!"
I hope you fully recover from #COVID19 without any complications!
Before you point fingers at me or anyone else, you need to talk directly to @SpeakerPelosi about exposing ALL of us to covid when she called back POSITIVE covid House members last week for votes for Speaker! https://t.co/MgXwUhyEkc
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 12, 2021
This is exactly the mentality of the Democrats though. They're always looking to point the finger at someone else. Why would your very first impulse not be to assume that perhaps you got it from the COVID positive House members that Pelosi brought in? Feels like a no-brainer to me ... if you understand what I am saying.