Vice President Kamala Harris will not quarantine herself after meeting with Texas Democrats who tested positive for the coronavirus, her office said Saturday.
The vice president’s Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders said in a statement to reporters “it was determined the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined.”
Harris met with Democrats members of Texas state legislatures on Tuesday after they fled the state to protest election security laws, including two of them who later tested positive for the virus.
“Defending the right of the American people to vote is American as apple pie,” she said to applause.
The meeting took place at the American Federation of Teachers building near the Capitol building,
Three Democrat members tested positive for