Vice President Kamala Harris tested negative for coronavirus after she met with a group of Texas Democrats who fled their home state to stonewall GOP-backed voting bills, some of whom were COVID-19 positive, according to White House officials.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday the test was conducted as part of a routine medical inspection and not related to her meeting with the Texas lawmakers. At least five state legislators have received positive COVID-19 diagnoses since they fled Austin and boarded private jets to Washington, D.C., last week.
“I think the vice president’s office put out that she was tested, and there was no detection of COVID-19,” Psaki said. “They also put out some specific details about their proximity to the individuals who tested positive, as well. We take these precautions incredibly seriously and abide by the guidance of our help and medical experts.”
Harris met the lawmakers on Tuesday, and she checked