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.
🚨NEW — the attending physician has sent out an email saying that people in the safe room during the riots may have been exposed to the coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/iqxYHG32ye
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 10, 2021
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: