An aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a Biden staffer have both reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 after meeting with Texas Democrats, despite all parties being vaccinated.
On Tuesday, Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill related the development to Fox News, with saying, “Yesterday, a fully vaccinated senior spokesperson in the speaker’s press office tested positive for COVID after contact with members of the Texas state legislature last week.”
Hammill noted the Speaker did not come in contact with the infected individuals.
“This individual has had no contact with the speaker since exposure. The entire press office is working remotely today with the exception of individuals who have had no exposure to the individual or have had a recent negative test. Our office will continue to follow the guidance of the Office of Attending Physician closely.”
Both the Pelosi and the Biden staffer had attended a rooftop reception last Wednesday where they met with Texas Democrats – six of whom also tested positive – who were in DC to avoid voting on an election integrity bill in their state.
A Biden spokesperson told Fox News the Biden staffer who tested positive has been prevented from accessing the White House, and ludicrously claimed the breakthrough corona cases prove vaccines work.
“We know that there will be breakthrough cases, but as this instance shows, cases in vaccinated individuals are typically mild…The White House is prepared for breakthrough cases with regular testing. This is another reminder of the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines against severe illness or hospitalization. We wish our colleague a speedy recovery.”