Congress Attending Physician Warns Of Potential COVID Exposure From Taking Shelter Amid Siege

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 7: Capitol workers remove damaged furniture on the first floor of the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021, following the riot at the Capitol the day before. (P... UNITED STATES - JANUARY 7: Capitol workers remove damaged furniture on the first floor of the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021, following the riot at the Capitol the day before. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 10, 2021 11:46 a.m.

Attending Physician of Congress Dr. Brian Monahan on Sunday warned that members of the House community may potentially have been exposed to COVID-19 after having to huddle together in a secure location during last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Monahan’s memo was issued two days after video surfaced of a¬†group of Republican lawmakers refusing to wear masks while in a secure but crowded space with their colleagues amid the pro-Trump mob breaching the Capitol.

In a video published by Punchbowl News, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) is seen offering masks to Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Scott Perry (R-PA), Michael Cloud (R-TX), and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK). The Republican lawmakers are seen turning Rochester away:

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