AG Barr To Be Tested For COVID After Contact With Rep. Gohmert

Attorney General William Barr will receive a COVID-19 test Wednesday after coming into contact with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at his hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Reports say Barr came into close contact with the Texas Congressman moments before he entered the room where the hearing took place — Barr had taken off his mask moments before the exchange.

Gohmert tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday before he was planned to go on a trip with President Donald Trump to Texas. He was found to have the virus during a pre-screening for the trip — where the President is expected to highlight the importance of American oil and energy at a Double Eagle Energy oil rig.

Gohmert said he believes people should still make their own decisions about wearing masks and other precautions.

”This used to be a free country,” he told KETK.