In CongressIn The News

COVID Comes for Congress, Again

Reps. Barbara Lee and Nicole Malliotakis are the latest lawmakers to announce that they had tested positive for the coronavirus as it infects more in Congress and in governors’ mansions across the country.

Lee, a Democrat from California, said that she tested positive Tuesday, saying that she had mild symptoms but that “it could have been much worse” had she not been vaccinated and boosted. Malliotakis, a Republican from New York, tested positive Monday, and “is feeling well which she attributes to having been vaccinated.”

The two join Democratic Reps. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania and Jason Crow of Colorado, who tested positive Saturday and Sunday, respectively. On the Senate side, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey said they had tested positive for the virus, and both credited the vaccine for their mild symptoms.

Lawmakers are under no obligation to announce a positive test, so others may also have tested positive. Outbreaks have spread to congressional staff, too, with one Republican Senate office even shutting down, according to a source familiar with the matter.

While the Senate is out until Jan. 3 and the House until a week later, it remains unclear whether the positive cases and outbreaks will affect their return.

Governors across the country have also tested positive in recent days. Minnesota Democratic Gov. Tim Walz announced that he had contracted the virus on Tuesday while Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said that he tested positive on Monday, with both crediting the vaccine for their mild or asymptomatic cases.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact

Support Conservative Daily News with a small donation via Paypal or credit card that will go towards supporting the news and commentary you've come to appreciate.

Related Articles


  1. Joe Rogan said his doctor, Pierre Kory, is part of a group that has used Ivermectin to quietly treat 200 Members of U.S. Congress for COVID19. Dr Simone Gold, from America’s Frontline Doctors, told that she has prescribed treatments for Congress. She still believes in her oath, but she is vocal saying she has been contacted by many in DC. Can you believe these demons? Healing for them are OK but not for us. Get Ivermectin while you still can

  2. Anyone who has been vaxxed, then catches COVID always claims their symptoms would have been worse if they had not been vaccinated. First of all, there is no way to know that for sure, and second, 95% of the unvaccinated who have gotten COVID have had very mild symptoms.

Back to top button