Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) announced Monday she’s tested positive for COVID-19 and linked her diagnosis back to last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.
In a tweet, Coleman, 75, said she decided to take a test after the riot by President Donald Trump’s supporters forced members of Congress to shelter together. Several of her colleagues, she noted, “refused to wear masks” during the incident.
Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test.
I have tested positive.https://t.co/wivlbwrmV0
— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) January 11, 2021
Her diagnosis indicates the possibility of a larger outbreak at the Capitol.
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