US President Joe Biden indicators H.R. 3076, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, throughout a ceremony within the State Eating Room of the White Home in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2022.
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Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has examined constructive for Covid however will not be exhibiting any signs, her workplace stated Thursday.
“After testing destructive this week, Speaker Pelosi acquired a constructive take a look at end result for Covid-19 and is at the moment asymptomatic,” her deputy chief of workers Drew Hammill stated in a Twitter publish.
Pelosi’s constructive take a look at is the most recent in a collection of Covid diagnoses amongst high-ranking authorities officers who attended Washington’s Gridiron Membership and Basis dinner final Saturday.
Whereas Pelosi did not attend the annual gala, Hammill instructed CNBC, greater than a dozen D.C. energy brokers who had been there have since examined constructive, together with Attorney General Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Reps. Joaquin Castro and Adam Schiff.
Pelosi’s take a look at end result additionally comes a day after the California Democrat stood subsequent to President Joe Biden at a bill-signing occasion on the White Home;
Biden on Wednesday evening examined destructive for Covid “as a part of his regular-testing cadence,” the White Home stated in a press release.
“The president will not be thought of an in depth contact of Speaker Pelosi as outlined by the” Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, the assertion stated. “The president noticed Speaker Pelosi at White Home occasions and had transient interactions over the course of the final two days.”
“He’ll proceed to be examined commonly. The president needs Speaker Pelosi a speedy restoration,” the White Home stated.
The 82-year-old Pelosi follows Vice President Kamala Harris Vice President Kamala Harris within the order of presidential succession.
“The Speaker is totally vaccinated and boosted, and is grateful for the sturdy safety the vaccine has supplied,” Hammill wrote on Twitter.
“The Speaker will quarantine in keeping with CDC steerage, and encourages everybody to get vaccinated, boosted and take a look at commonly.”
Politico reported Wednesday that a number of journalists who attended the Gridiron dinner additionally had examined constructive.
As well as, CIA Director William Burns tested positive for the virus final week.
– Extra reporting by Kevin Breuninger