by Monica Showalter
House Democrats are trying to make hay from the siege of the Capitol, claiming that two House Democrats who got chased around by rioters on Jan. 6 caught COVID from unmasked Republicans in a safe room during the chaotic event. Never mind the unmasked rioters, or the Capitol Police, or the reporters, or anyone else on the scene, many of whom had no masks as well; it was definitely those bad unmasked Republicans.
According to The Hill:
A growing number of lawmakers are testing positive for COVID-19 after being forced to crowd together in a secure space during Wednesday’s mob attack on the Capitol, confirming fears that the insurrection created conditions for a virus superspreader event.
At least three House members have tested positive in the past 24 hours: Democratic Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and Brad Schneider (Ill.). All were in the secure space where security officials ushered hundreds of lawmakers to shelter in place as rioters in support of President Trump rampaged the Capitol.