GOP Sen. Mike Lee Tests Positive For COVID-19

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by Tyler Durden
Friday, Oct 02, 2020 - 12:03 PM

Sen. Mike Lee has become the latest GOP lawmaker to test positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the Senator.

Lee, whose mask use on the Hill was described as "inconsistent" by one reporter, met with Barrett on Tuesday, though she tested negative Friday.

Without Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the GOP might have more trouble voting Barrett's nomination out of committee. His colleague Lindsey Graham, who is also on the Judiciary Committee, wished Lee a "speedy recovery".

This photo of Lee standing just feet from Barrett, with both mask-less and indoors, has been circulating.

And this footage of Lee greeting supporters while holding his mask in his hand is also being widely shared by MSM reporters and their activist allies.

Dem leader Chuck Schumer called for a Senate-wide mass testing program just minutes before news of Lee's test results broke.

Lee is hardly the first senator to test positive. The growing list of lawmakers from both parties who have tested positive is nearing two dozen, with the majority being Republicans across the House and the Senate. Mike Lee went into quarantine back in March after his colleague, Rand Paul, tested positive.