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IL Congressman COVID positive after sheltering from Capitol Attack

Rep. Schneider becomes the third member of Congress to contract the virus after the Attacks on the Capitol.

CHICAGO – An Illinois Congressman has tested positive for COVID-19 following Wednesday’s attacks on the US Capitol.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) became the third member of Congress to test positive following the attack. Many congressman were hurried together with little to no social distancing while sheltering from the Pro-Trump mob.

Schneider received the positive test Tuesday and in a statement, said he has not experienced any symptoms so far, but remains isolated.

“Several Republican lawmakers in the room adamantly refused to wear a mask, as demonstrated in video from Punchbowl news, even when politely asked by their colleagues.” Schneider explained. “Today I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife’s health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff.”

Other representatives to test positive so far include Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, 75, who is a cancer survivor.

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