When asked why Attorney General Bill Barr is not quarantining after having attended last Saturday’s Supreme Court nomination announcement, the Justice Department would only repeat that he had tested negative on Friday for coronavirus and repeated what it had said yesterday.
This comes after Barr was seen right next to former presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, who announced Friday night that she had tested positive for Covid-19.
When asked about why he isn’t quarantining, Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec referred to the info she gave Friday and declined to comment.
The last time Barr was in a room with those who have tested positive for Covid-19 was at the reception for Amy Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, last Saturday. He sat in the front row, and was among those tested for Covid-19.
Barr traveled to Oklahoma for a tribal justice event this week and returned to Washington, DC.
Barr was tested Friday and his test was negative.
The Justice Department declined to comment further.