The White House declined to criticize the group of Texas Democrats who flew to Washington to thwart a voting rights bill and is now suspected of having spread the novel coronavirus on Capitol Hill and to administration aides.
The White House is not deeming the rogue lawmakers’ visit a super-spreader event, according to press secretary Jen Psaki.
“Our message continues to be thanks for standing up for voting rights and the rights of Americans to have their voices heard at the voting booth, and we appreciate their efforts in that regard,” she said Tuesday.
The outbreak has not altered plans for President Joe Biden to meet the coterie since no gathering is on his agenda, Psaki added.
She confirmed Tuesday a fully-vaccinated White House official has tested positive for COVID-19 off-campus and is remaining off-site until they take a PCR test. The person, who