A senior staffer for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a White House official both tested positive for coronavirus after going to a reception with some Texas Democrats who fled their state earlier this month for Washington, DC, and subsequently tested positive for coronavirus, according to a report.
Fifty-five Democrats had fled the state last week to avoid voting on voter integrity bills, tweeting out gleeful maskless travel selfies along the way. At least six have now tested positive for coronavirus, despite reportedly all being vaccinated.
Axios first reported that the Pelosi staffer had helped to usher a delegation of the Texas Democrats around Capitol Hill last week, and then attended, along with the White House official, a rooftop reception at Hotel Eaton on Wednesday.
The White House staffer has not had recent direct contact with President Joe Biden, and the Pelosi aide did not have contact with