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Republican Congressman Gohmert Met With Staff After Finding Positive For COVID-19–What We Say About GOP Is True

July 29, 2020


One has to smile when someone like Congressman Louie Gohmert has a confirmed case of COVID-19.  He has disdained facts and science about the virus, flaunts the use of masks, and now has tested positive for the disease.  I hope he does not require to use a ventilator in the future, and perhaps take away the device from someone who through no fault of their own contracted the virus.

The news of this right-wing wack-a-doddle is highlighted from an email sent to Politico that shines a light on the need for widespread testing in Congress, both for members and their staff, and also the soulless way Gohmert conducts himself.

….we got an email from one of his aides saying this:

“JAKE, THANK YOU for letting our office know Louie tested positive for the Coronavirus. When you write your story, can you include the fact that Louie requires full staff to be in the office, including three interns, so that ‘we could be an example to America on how to open up safely.’ When probing the office, you might want to ask how often were people berated for wearing masks.”

A FEW THINGS ARE CLEAR after covering Washington for four months in the coronavirus era: Most people are taking this seriously, but not everyone. And all it takes is one irresponsible person — an armchair scientist who decides masks aren’t for them, or their entire office should work in person in the middle of a pandemic — for many of us to get sick with a virus that could kill us. (GOHMERT says he might’ve gotten Covid from wearing a mask, per an interview he gave to a local affiliate.)

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS arrive here from all over America nearly every week. They can’t conduct their business from afar — fair enough. But neither can we — journalists — or the House and Senate floor staff, maintenance workers or anyone who has to keep this massive complex afloat.

YET, THE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP refuses to require testing or masks for the people who come into the building each week.

LET’S BE REAL: The Capitol has superspreader written all over it. People are coming off planes, out of cars, and many of them can’t be relied upon to follow basic masking rules that are mandatory across the country.

GOHMERT went back to his office after he tested positive to talk to his staff!

One hopes Gohmert does not have a zipper problem and then fails to keep a distance from his mistresses, too.

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