COVID-19 hits the Biden administration

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 07: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and fellow Democratic members of the House hold a news conference to call on Republicans to fund programs to combat the spread of the Zika virus at the U.S. Capitol September 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Congress returned yesterday from a seven-week break during which time the Florida Department of Health confirmed the first local cases of Zika on July 29. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and fellow Democratic members of the House hold a news conference to call on Republicans to fund programs to combat the spread of the Zika virus at the U.S. Capitol September 7, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:00 PM PT – Wednesday, July 21, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has confirmed that a fully vaccinated White House official has tested positive for COVID-19. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Psaki informed the public of an outbreak amongst Democrat lawmakers, but failed to expand on the extent of the issue.

The White House official, along with an aide for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), both tested positive despite being fully vaccinated. This comes as six Texas lawmakers from the nearly 60 Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., have reportedly tested positive for the virus.

Reports said at least one of the cases involving the two staffers could be linked to the group of Texas Democrats. Republicans have criticized the Texas Democrats trip to the Capitol, for what they said could be a “super spreader” trip.

Additionally, a lack of clarity still exists on Kamala Harris’ COVID-19 test result. Yet, when asked if the Biden administration is at all concerned about Harris’ health, Psaki said she thinks Harris has tested negative for the virus.

However, there has been speculation as to whether Harris was indeed tested at all, as a statement from her spokesperson on Saturday clearly stated she would neither get tested nor self quarantine. Critics believe Harris may have been at risk of contracting the virus after several unknowingly infected Democrat lawmakers made their way to D.C.

Despite the virus running rampant through the Democrat Party and potentially infecting Kamala Harris, spokesperson Psaki said the Biden administration would continue to support the efforts of the Texas Democrats.

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