Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from Politico:
“ANOTHER HIGH-PROFILE MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT’S circle tested positive: GOP Rep. MATT GAETZ of Florida told multiple people on Capitol Hill and in the White House that he too had contracted the virus. GAETZ and his staff did not reply to a request for comment.”
Gaetz has been one of President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders over the past four years. He also wore a gas mask on the floor of the House of Representatives to mock colleagues who demanded that Republicans in the House wear protective face coverings.
This week, as election returns continued to trickle in from several uncalled states, Gaetz has suggested that voter fraud is the reason Trump is trailing Joe Biden. However, he has yet to provide any proof of his accusations.
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