Rep. Louie Gohmert tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, studies notes during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

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UPDATED 12:55 PM PT — Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has tested positive for the coronavirus. He made the discovery during Wednesday’s prescreening procedure at the White House.

Last month, the 66-year-old lawmaker said he never wore a mask because he was being tested on a regular basis for coronavirus.

In a new video statement, he suggested he may have caught the virus after contaminating his mask with some of the virus.

“I can’t help but wonder if my keeping a mask on and keeping it in place, if I might have put some of the virus onto the mask and breathed it in. I don’t know, but I got it. We’ll see what happens from here, but the reports of my demise are very premature.” – Louie Gohmert, U.S. Representative

The congressman was supposed to fly to Texas with President Trump on Wednesday. He instead stayed behind and has informed his staff of his test results.

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