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Pramila Jayapal tests positive for COVID-19

She said Republican colleagues refused masks

 
Series: Coronavirus | Story 330

Last updated 1/12/2021 at 2:19pm

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, at right.

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) said she has tested positive for COVID-19.

"I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask, but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one," she wrote on Twitter.

Jayapal represents Edmonds as part of Washington state's 7th Congressional District.

On Dec. 6, during the riot at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jayapal was pictured in a widely seen video ducking for cover on the balcony inside the Capitol's House chamber.

She was later sent to the secured room with the maskless Republicans.

 

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