Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is the third Republican senator to test positive for the coronavirus in the two days since Trump became sick.
Johnson had been quarantining in Wisconsin since Sept. 14 after he found out he’d been exposed to someone who tested positive, the senator’s spokesman said in a statement. He tested negative twice and returned to Washington on Tuesday.
“He returned to Washington on Sept. 29 and shortly after was exposed to an individual who has since tested positive,” Ben Voelkel, Johnson’s spokesman said. “After learning of this exposure, the senator was tested yesterday afternoon. This test came back positive.”
The statement does not reveal the identity of the person from whom Johnson thinks he contracted the virus. Two of Johnson’s Republican Senate colleagues, Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Thom Tillis (N.C.), tested positive this week.
Voelkel said the senator feels healthy and is not experiencing any symptoms. He will self-isolate until he recovers.