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GOP Rep. Gohmert tests certain for pathogen after refusing to wear mask, cancels Trump trip

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Gohmert, one of a House’s many regressive and outspoken members, tested certain during a White House

Alan Fram, The Associated Press



WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, tested certain Wednesday for a coronavirus, forcing him to abruptly cancel his devise to transport to his home state with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One, a House Republican help said.

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Gohmert, 66, one of a House’s many regressive and outspoken members, tested certain during a White House and designed to isolate, according to a aide, who was not certified to publicly plead Gohmert’s exam outcome and spoke on condition of anonymity.

It was not immediately transparent where Gohmert was after he left a White House.

An eight-term lawmaker, Gohmert is mostly seen but wearing a mask. He participated in a House Judiciary Committee conference Tuesday where Attorney General William Barr testified. Before a hearing, Gohmert was seen coming a assembly room a few feet behind Barr, with conjunction male wearing a mask.

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Gohmert also voted Tuesday on a House floor.

He is during slightest a 10th member of Congress famous to have tested certain for a coronavirus, that can means COVID-19.

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