Kamala Harris will not be tested for COVID-19 or quarantine, her spokesperson said Saturday, even though she met on Tuesday with at least two Texas Democratic lawmakers who tested positive for the virus.
'On Tuesday, July 13th, Vice President Harris met with members of the Texas state legislature who are temporarily in Washington, D.C. Earlier today, it was brought to our attention that two of the members at that meeting tested positive for COVID-19,' the vice president's chief spokesperson Symone Sanders said in a statement Saturday evening.
'Based on the timeline of these positive tests,' Sanders continued, 'it was determined the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined.'
'The Vice President and her staff are fully vaccinated,' she added.
All three of the lawmakers who tested positive for the virus were also vaccinated.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
No masks were worn during the meeting with the lawmakers and vice president.
Vice President Kamala Harris will not be quarantining, her office said Saturday, even after she met on Tuesday with two of the three Texas Democratic lawmakers who tested positive for coronavirus
Harris hosted the group of runaway Democrats from Texas in a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. On Friday one Texas lawmaker tested positive for coroanvirus and on Saturday two more followed suit. All three were vaccinated
Monday evening, 58 Democratic lawmakers packed into two private jets, chartered at a whopping $100,000, to flee from Texas to Washington, D.C. in order to sabotage Republican's two voting rights bills.
Other Texas lawmakers did join the group in D.C., but made their own travel arrangements.
During the exodus from the Lone Star State, the Democrats snapped selfies on buses and planes to taunt their Republicans rivals. The images, however, revealed none were adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to wear face coverings on transportation modes like buses, planes and trains.
As of Saturday, three of the runaways tested positive for coronavirus – four days after meeting with Harris.
Questions immediately emerged over whether the vice president would quarantine, but her staff assured Saturday that she was not in close contact with the three lawmakers in question, even though two were present at the meeting Tuesday.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Since coming to the district, the group of 60-plus has been staying at a plush hotel in the nation's capital and schmoozing with many high-powered politicians. They even met with Vice President Kamala Harris during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday.
Several of the Texas Democrats have publicly endorsed wearing face masks, but it seems they are not so enthused about using the coverings in private. The Austin American Statesman claims that the group has only used masks 'sparingly' at meetings in DC.
Officials have not released the names of the three Democrats who have contracted the coronavirus, but they are now in self-isolation and will stay there for at least 10 days.
The outbreak was discovered on Friday, when one of the lawmakers tested positive after taking a rapid COVID test.
Others from the group were subsequently tested on Saturday morning, and two more were found to be positive. One of them is said to be experiencing 'mild' symptoms.
Senator Elizabeth Warren met with a group on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
The Massachusetts senator's office did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com when asked if Warren would get tested or quarantine.
Texas State Representative Briscoe Cain told Fox News he thought the news of the COVID positive tests was an 'excuse to avoid coming back' and face a vote on the elections overhaul bill.
'I say prove it,' Cain said of the positive results. 'They want a reason to do a 14-day quarantine; they don't want to come back and do their jobs. If they really have it, prove it.'
At least 60 Texas Democrats fled from the state on Monday to break quorum and block the passage of two voting rights bills. They taunted Republicans by posting selfies from coach buses and private jets were none were pictured wearing masks
The Democrats left Austin to avoid the vote on two election bills, touching down in Washington D.C. on Monday evening in two private jets, which were chartered at $100,000
The group was also seen on board a bus without a face mask in sight
According to the Austin American Statesman, 'there was a notable increase in the use of face coverings among lawmakers and Democratic staffers at their hotel on Saturday morning'.
In a statement on Saturday, Rep. Chris Turner, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said: 'The House Democratic Caucus is following all CDC guidance and protocols.
'This is a sober reminder that COVID is still with us, and though vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still must take necessary precautions. We are in touch with public health experts in Texas to provide additional guidance. Our caucus will follow all recommendations from public health experts as we continue our work.'
The Texas Democrats fled the Lone Star State in order to break a quorum and block the Republican-controlled Texas State House from passing new voting rights legislation.
Republicans are seeking to pass two new 'election integrity' bills, whereby voting would be allowed on election days from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and mail voters would also be asked to verify their identities with a state ID number or the last four digits of their Social Security number.
But Democrats have called the bills 'restrictive' and say they are designed to turn citizens off voting and restrict access to the polls in minority communities.
The group fled from Texas before the bills could be voted on, and they plan to wait out the full 30-day legislative session in Washington D.C.
The group are staying at the Washington Plaza Hotel, where rooms start at $199 a night.
Their decision to flee infuriated their Republican rivals, who have voted to arrest them when they return to the state.
Massachusetts progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren met with the group of runaway Texas lawmakers at the Capitol on Wednesday
Since arriving Monday, the group has been staying at a plush hotel in Northwest Washington, D.C. The cost of rooms at the Washington Plaza Hotel night starts at $199
Texas Democrats exit the Washington Plaza on Tuesday morning to board