Five members of a group of Democrats from the Texas House of Representatives who fled to Washington, DC, to deny the chamber a quorum to pass Republican-sponsored voting laws last week have now reportedly contracted coronavirus.
The group of “fleebaggers,” as they are pejoratively known, which was celebrated by the establishment D. C. media and welcomed by Vice President Kamala Harris, also traveled on a private chartered jet, posing maskless with a case of beer.
As of Saturday, three members of the delegation had tested positive for coronavirus; all had been “fully vaccinated.” Two more tested positive, the Texas Tribune reported:
Five Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives who traveled to Washington D.C. last week have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Texas House Democratic Caucus.
The five lawmakers are among House Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., to stave off GOP priority