He was tested out of an abundance of caution because he was in contact with another Senator who tested positive for the virus. He is the third senator to test positive in recent days, among many other government officials.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump confirmed that they had contracted coronavirus, after it was confirmed that Hope Hicks, a close aide to Trump had the novel coronavirus.
By Saturday, White House doctors made the decision to send President Trump to Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda for treatment for the virus out of an abundance of caution. Trump had mild symptoms, including a low-grade fever and a cough.
He is doing well according to White House officials and sent a Tweet thanking all those who have prayed for his speedy recovery.
According to Fox News, since Trump’s positive test, Senator’s Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah have all tested positive, along with the most recent, Johnson.
Other administration officials with the virus are Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, have tested positive and former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, among others.
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San Francisco voters have officially recalled extreme progressive Chesa Boudin. The San Francisco Chronicle noted the event as a “historic recall.”
BREAKING: San Francisco removes Chesa Boudin in historic recall.
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) June 8, 2022
“The election, closely-watched across the nation, came after months of intense debate over criminal justice and public safety in San Francisco” writes the Chronicle.
The voters are “frustrated with a dysfunctional city” and horrendous crime rates. They saw “an elected official unwilling to acknowledge he was at least partly responsible for the problems – and cast him out.”
Boudin received an overwhelming 60% vote in favor of recall. San Francisco voters “embrace being labeled as progressive” but “decided they wanted a more traditional crime-fighter as district attorney and delivered what will be viewed nationally as a blow to efforts to reshape criminal justice” adds the Chronicle.
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