Rep. Raul Grijalva, of Arizona, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from him released by his office.
“I currently have no symptoms, feel fine, and hope to make a quick and speedy recovery,” Grijalva said. “While I cannot blame anyone directly for this, this week has shown that there are some Members of Congress who fail to take this crisis seriously. Numerous Republican members routinely strut around the Capitol without a mask to selfishly make a political statement at the expense of their colleagues, staff, and their families.”
Some context: Grijalva said earlier in the week that he would quarantine himself and get tested after fellow Congressman Louie Gohmert, of Texas, tested positive for coronavirus.
Gohmert is the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, which Grijalva is chair of. Grijalva criticized Gohmert at the time for refusing to wear a mask in the hearing.
“This stems from a selfish act by Mr. Gohmert, who is just one member of Congress,” Grijalva said.