WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three Texas state Democratic lawmakers, who fled to Washington DC to stop a Republican-sponsored ballot bill, have tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas State House Democratic Caucus said on Saturday at a release.
All three Democratic legislators in the Texas House of Representatives had been vaccinated against the coronavirus but tested positive in the past 24 hours, according to the statement.
Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds, one of the Democrats who traveled to Washington, told MSNBC on Saturday that the positive test results were cause for caution. “We are taking these positive confirmations very seriously,” Reynolds said. “We follow all of the CDC guidelines and … we will make sure we don’t expose anyone.”
COVID-19 cases in the United States increased over the past week, new cases increased 70%, and deaths increased 26%.
The Texas delegation met last week with Vice President Kamala Harris and Democratic leaders in Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, CBS News reported Saturday.
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