Louie Gohmert Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Refusing Mask

Going around, coming around. From Politico:

[Congressman Louie] Gohmert was scheduled to fly to Texas on Wednesday morning with President Donald Trump and tested positive in a pre-screen at the White House. The eighth-term Republican told CNN last month that he was not wearing a mask because he was being tested regularly for the coronavirus.

Because this is America in 2020 and everything is stupid and wrong, the masks became an issue during Attorney General William Barr’s prevarication hootenanny before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

At one point in the hearing, Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) chastised several Republicans for taking off their masks, though Gohmert was not among those he scolded. “I would remind Mr. Jordan, Mr. Biggs and Mr. Johnson to stop violating the rules of the committee,” Nadler said, referring to Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs and Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson, three GOP lawmakers. “To stop violating the safety of the members of the committee. To stop holding themselves out as not caring by refusing to wear their masks.”

And now the Padishah Emperor of the Crazy People has fallen victim to the pandemic and everyone at that hearing, including Barr, needs to be tested and watched. Well played, Your Magnificence.

Also, too: this guy has been elected to Congress eight freaking times? Good god, Texas.

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