WASHINGTON (AP) – A third Democratic member of the House who was forced to go into lockdown during last week’s violent siege at the U.S. Capitol has tested positive for COVID-19.
Rep. Brad Schneider, representing Illinois’ 10th District, said on Twitter that he tested positive Tuesday morning. Schneider noted he’s not feeling symptoms.
First of all, thank you to all of those who have sent me well wishes. I am so far still asymptomatic, so I consider myself fortunate, as many people around the country are suffering from this same disease. My positive test will not stop me from defending the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/Ox4eaNzwez
— Rep. Brad Schneider (@RepSchneider) January 13, 2021
Some members of Congress huddled for hours at a secure location with others in the room for a shorter period. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey have also tested positive, blaming Republican members of Congress who refused to wear masks.