An aide to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a “rooftop reception” where the staffer came in contact with Democratic members of the Texas legislature who fled the state in order to frustrate the democratic process.
“Yesterday, a fully-vaccinated senior spokesperson in the Speaker’s Press Office tested positive for COVID after contact with members of the Texas state legislature last week,” the Speaker’s office said in a statement to media, per Fox News.
The statement added that the aide did not have contact with Speaker Pelosi following the event.
“This individual has had no contact with the Speaker since exposure. The entire Press Office is working remotely today with the exception of individuals who have had no exposure to the individual or have had a recent negative test,” the statement said. “Our office will continue to follow the guidance of the Office of Attending Physician closely.”
Axios noted Monday that a White House aide also tested