Reviewing the coronavirus supplemental appropriation and preparing to go vote. pic.twitter.com/wjJ4YY4VZz
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 4, 2020
Notable prop-comic Rep. Matt Gaetz will be taking some time off to go into quarantine:
Two Republican members of Congress who have spent time with President Trump in the last few days, including one who just rode back to Washington on Air Force One, put themselves into self-quarantine on Monday because of concern over exposure to coronavirus. Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida, who attended a party with Mr. Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate over the weekend and traveled with him from Florida to the capital on Monday afternoon, announced an hour after getting off the president’s plane that he would remain out of contact with other people for two weeks. Mr. Gaetz boarded Air Force One in Orlando through the front door just steps behind the president, who had stopped there for a fund-raiser on the way back to Washington. Shortly after takeoff, Mr. Gaetz learned that he had been in touch with an infected person at the Conservative Political Action Conference late last month, according to two people informed about the situation.
Oh, the other guy? Also on spent some time with our Stable Medical Jenius:
Representative Doug Collins, Republican of Georgia, who toured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta with Mr. Trump on Friday, likewise went into isolation on Monday…“While I am not experiencing any symptoms, I have decided to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution,” he wrote on his Twitter feed.
Remember earlier today when we reported that Lord Damp Nut was sure that journalists were trying to get him infected? Turns out it his own toadies and minions.
Eiron, the Goddess of Irony, is doing good work today!