Democratic Senate Staffer Tests Positive For Coronavirus

(RightWingAmericans.com) – A Democratic staffer for Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, who works in the D.C. office, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The news was announced by Senator Cantwell on Wednesday and has triggered new discussion about whether it’s time to shut down Capitol.

This is the first instance of a D.C. staffer testing positive for the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China. Several politicians, including Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar, previously decided to self-isolate after being exposed to the virus during their visit to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Both politicians, however, did not exhibit symptoms and have not tested positive for the virus.

The staffer was quickly isolated once symptoms started showing, and Senator Cantwell announced that her Washington, D.C. office will close for the remainder of the week.

A notice published by Cantwell explained how the staffer did not have any contact with other senators.

“The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 had no known contact with the senator or other members of Congress,” the note read. “The senator is requesting that testing be done on any other staffers who have been in contact with the individual and show symptoms.”

The Hill reported that House and Senate tours are expected to be suspended soon, in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, particularly in the Washington Capitol.

“The two sergeant arms…are preparing to announcethat they will stop tours of the Capitol due to the coronavirus,” a source reportedly told The Hill.

House and Senate leaders are under increasing pressure to close down Capitol given the advanced age of many lawmakers.

COVID-19, which is the official name for the Chinese coronavirus, is particularly dangerous for elderly people or those suffering from pre-existing health conditions. Americans older than the age of 60 were urged on Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid attending events and being in large crowds. For lawmakers in the Capitol building, it is impossible to avoid being in crowds owing to regular tours and the many people working there.

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47 thoughts on “Democratic Senate Staffer Tests Positive For Coronavirus

  1. With Pelosi on the DDROTG, they just as well shut down. Pelosi wont change her depends and Schumer just sucks on them all day, so shut them down, til November is fine,

    1. You are one sick disgusting person, Since Trump thinks it is a fly by night thing maybe he needs a hair cut to get the bugs out.

      1. Aaawwww, poor amy smith.. are your horrible disgusting liberal Democrats being criticized. Well if you don’t like the action dont play the game, butbyou sleazy sex abusing Epstein island loving, murderous, bribery loving, influence peddling, pedophile friends love to play the game dont they.

      2. ……and you are one ignoramus that can’t seem to make sense any more than Pelosi when she opens her mouth and utters gibberish!

      1. Most are so old even with their golden health insurance they won’t survive the virus. But then again they might take up a bed that someone might need at the hospital.

    1. How can you all be so full of vitriol? (Look it up in the dictionary)
      This is what’s wrong with the world. I am not particularly religious but I do believe in the quote “Love thy neighbor as thyself”. (and theoretically, we ARE ALL neighbors).

        1. You got that right John, along with the muslims. They hate us even worse than the demorats. Maybe that virus can wipe out about 95% of the old, worthless, POS’s in congress. It’s quit apparent we can’t vote the lying, cheating, thieving bastards out.

      1. Liberals / democrats are not my neighbors. They are sleazy, rapist, murderous, influence peddling, bribery loving, lying cheating subhumans.

      2. I will not love or surrender to traitors determined to destroy my country and family just to profit from it!

      3. I am in total agreement Paula
        All the ugliness shown on this site shows how the hatefullness spewing out is exact same as the ones you are trashing just because you do not agree with them.
        It is time to get back to civil discourse. God Bless all💖

      4. Paula, it was a Democrat that said if they came down with it that they would go to every Trump rally to make the people there sick. And an elected Democrat that cheered them on. So why should we think good things about them. And my neighbors are nice. All of them are Republicans.

      5. Well, everyone should REMEMBER:
        The only way the United State can be taken over is to DIVIDE THEM!

        “TOGETHER WE STAND. DIVIDED WE FALL”.

        Wake-up people!! We are all Americans !
        Socialism is what Hitler brought to Germany. The horrid things that happens under socialism and communism should always be remembered, so it is never repeated!

      1. Carol you sound like a nice person Leece
        was only talking about DEMOCRAPS IN THE GOVT BECAUSE THEY DON’T READ OR CARE
        ABOUT THE BIBLE . ALL THEY DO IS
        PROMOTE ABORTION SICK PEOPLE
        THANK GOD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE
        REPUBLICANS.

    2. You took the words right out of my viral mind. Every liberal Socialist Communist fascist Pig should be skewered or the swine flu or with a pitchfork full of Coronavirus or the swine flu.

  2. I guess the coronavirus is taking it’s spread through DC right now. Pelosi won’t close the congress risk the health and safety of our congress just to show how sick and deaggraned of a person that she is. But I bet her restruntes are still open and she won’t miss a phone call from any of them.
    New note: the owner of whole foods is suppose to a very wealth individual. But does not feel he has any responsibility to his employees or need to be a responsibility as a American citizen to offer help to his fellow AMERICANS, But think his employees should take responsibility for their co-workers. We can all help individuals effect by this cornoavirus in some way,not just in terms of money or PTO. Just stop and think about it and you can find away.

    1. Whole foods is owned by Amazon. Bezos owns Amazon. Bezos is a hard core liberal. All liberals hate everyone outside their tiny circle of friends. So whole foods is just doing what liberals do.

      From the liberal point of view: I dont know you so screw you: physically. Mentally and financially

    2. That man is: Jeff Bezos.
      He also owns the Washington Post newspaper in D.C.
      People are leaving Amazon because working there is so terrible!
      He doesn’t give a poop for people who work for him. Evidently, he’s a very selfish person! Or he would have some respect!

    1. I do, 2009, N1H1. Biden made an irresponsible comment that started a mini panic that Robert Gibbs had to clean up.The Brown Clown did NOTHING until 1 million were infected and 1000 died. I don’t think it was 100,000. Look it up, I could be mistaken.

    2. Yup; compared with Obama’s handling of swine flu Donald Trump is overreacting authoritatively and decisively.

      I suppose the liberal morons still think criticizing obama is racism. Does that make their criticism of trump racism too?

  3. Neither House is accomplishing diddly squat anyway. Shutting them down might actually be a benefit for the country. Keeping Pelosi, the old Mafia Hoor out of Washington is a win win for everyone.

  4. This is just a phony lies! Swine flu was worst! But the NBA and other sports kept playing! Over 30k people died during Obama term! Nothing was done by Democrat or Media to spread LIES about it! So here we are seeing them do everything to freak out the people of this country. All by lying as they have been doing since Trump became PRESIDENT!

    1. Must be Obummer’s idea to hurt PRESIDENT TRUMP

      BUT WILL BACKFIRE THERE IS GOD IN THIS WORLD.

      GOD DOESN’T PUT UP WITH JEALOUSY, HATRED,
      LIARS AND THIEVES.

  5. With testing kits in such short supply how did this person get tested so quickly? It’s not just actwo riered justice system.

  6. These lowlife treasonous democrats are only concerned about creating division in our country Pelosi is a fraud and a liar and willing to destroy our constitution and country for her gain what a sickening joke she is and a threat to the people of the United States. The democrats are a bunch of punks for allowing this sick Satan driven person to continue to tear down the greatest country in the world.

  7. In the entire history of our nation, I truly don’t believe we have ever had such a bunch of corrupt evil communists as we see running the DEMONCRAT PARTY. Forgive me Lord, but these people are absolutely terrible and shameful in leadership positions of our nation. Lord, may you take it in your hands to eliminate all this evil that is eroding our nation and dividing a once civilized society of good men! AMEN

  8. I am in total agreement Paula
    All the ugliness shown on this site shows how the hatefullness spewing out is exact same as the ones you are trashing just because you do not agree with them.
    It is time to get back to civil discourse. God Bless all💖

  9. Sounds like some here see half the country is evil (the democrats) and half is all good (republicans). but i’ve found decent christian folks on both sides who work hard and try to bring their kids up right. it’s them i count on to put this country back in shape. how else is it going to happen? do we really need to try and wipe out the other side?

  10. TO SUSIE SMITH
    THE LARGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS THAT DEFINES THE GOOD FROM THE EVIL
    IS THE MATTER OF LEGALIZED ABORTION. REPUBLICANS BELIEVE THAT ABORTION iS MURDER. MOST
    DEMOCRATS ADVOCATE FOR ABORTIONS, EVEN THOSE WHO ACKNOWLEDGE IT IS MURDER. IF
    CHRISTIANS FAVOR ABORTIONS, THEY ARE USUALLY EXPELLED FROM THE SACRAMENTS OF THEIR
    CHURCH, AS ABORTION BEING MURDER IS CONSIDERED A MORTAL SIN. THE MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS
    MAY NOT BE CHRISTIANS AND PROBABLY DO NOT ADHERE TO ANY RELIGION. CERTAINLY MANY SCOFF
    AT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
    GERALDINE NATHAN

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