Washington State Rep. Pramila Jayapal took to Twitter to announce earlier on Tuesday that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and condemned several people who had been with her during the Capitol riots last week. Republicans who were locked in jail together, they did not wear masks.
Jayapar said she was “detained in a safe room in the Capitol, where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear masks, but also desperately mocked colleagues and employees who provided them.”
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Her office issued a statement saying that Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician to the U.S. Congress, informed some members and staff that the person fixed in that particular room had been exposed by “another person infected with the coronavirus.”
She said there were more than 100 people in the room and thought this was a “super spreading incident.”
The Capitol riots resulted in 5 deaths and at least 120 arrests. Democrats in the House of Representatives want Trump to be removed and call him dangerous. Trump supporters also condemned the violence, but insisted that Trump did not instigate the incident.
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“Only a few hours after President Trump instigated a deadly attack on our Capitol, our country, and our democracy, many Republicans still refuse to take minimal COVID-19 precautions and during the pandemic Wearing a damn mask in a crowded room, she said: “This is a super spread activity outside of a family terrorist attack. ”
She said she is being isolated from the outside world, but will continue to do her best.