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Sen. Rick Scott Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sen. Rick Scott Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday morning, making him the second senator to do so this week, Politico reports.

Scott had previously tested negative for the virus on Saturday morning after coming into contact with someone the night before who later tested positive. The senator said he would self-quarantine despite not experiencing any symptoms at the time.

“I am feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms,” Scott said Friday. “I will be working from home in Naples until it is safe for me to return to Washington, D.C. I want to remind everyone to be careful and do the right things to protect yourselves and others.”

The Florida Republican’s diagnosis comes as he is heading the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is concentrating on the two Georgia runoff races set for January that are crucial to maintaining a Republican majority in the Senate.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, also tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., have all tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.

Published at Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:49:00 +0000