We don’t where Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state contracted COVID-19. We can, however, confirm she has a bit of confirmation bias.
In an interview with Rebecca Traister of New York magazine published Friday, Rep. Jayapal, who heads the House Progressive Caucus, said she was convinced the room she was locked in during the Capitol riot last week “where there were over 100 people and many were Republicans not wearing masks — was a superspreader event.”
So convinced was she of the danger, she told Traister, that she was quarantining herself.
On Monday, Jayapal announced she’d tested positive for COVID-19 — and she blamed Republicans for infecting her.
“I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one,” she