The self-described Grim Reaper Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been sitting on top of hundreds of bills from the House. All he really cares about is putting conservative judges in spots where they will change the way the Judicial Branch really works. That means Moscow Mitch has not been prepared to function in tandem with a president to control the dual problems of a plummeting Dow Jones and a serious health threat from coronavirus.
In a sea of gray hair, the Senate has been making noises about going home to hole up. They had not been prepared to be touched by anything that could adversely, physically touch them personally. Yet, here it was.
Donald Trump had contact with two Republican legislators who announced they were self-quarantining themselves. It appeared they were exposed to an individual with coronavirus (COVID-19). These were Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL). The two representatives had been in contact with a person later diagnosed with the virus.
All of a sudden, Gaetz’s sick joke of wearing a gas mask on the House floor looked more like karma than humor:
‘Reviewing the coronavirus supplemental appropriation and preparing to go vote.’
Collins went to Atlanta to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C-PAC). Then, he shook hands with Trump Friday. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) traveled with the president on Air Force One for the trip from Orlando, FL after the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. They returned to the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Thus far, neither man has shown symptoms of the coronavirus. Gaetz took the test and “expects results soon.”
Collins said, according to CNBC:
‘This afternoon, I was notified by CPAC that they discovered a photo of myself and the patient who has tested positive for coronavirus. While I feel completely healthy and I am not experiencing any symptoms, I have decided to self-quarantine at my home for the remainder of the 14-day period out of an abundance of caution. I will follow the recommendations of the House Physician and my office will provide updates as appropriate.’
Gaetz announced he was entering self-quarantining about an hour after he got off the plane with Trump. The cameras showed a man approaching Gaetz on the tarmac at the Joint Base. The legislator raised his hand, perhaps warning him not to approach.
Two other members of the House, Representatives Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) and one senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) have also put themselves in quarantine after they were exposed to COVID-19.
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