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Supreme Court nominee Amy Barrett has tested negative for COVID-19.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett has tested negative for the coronavirus, a White House spokesman said Friday, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he planned to move forward with her confirmation process, which is set to begin Oct. 12.
President Trump, who announced overnight that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus, introduced Barrett as his nominee last Saturday to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has spent the past week meeting with senators on Capitol Hill ahead of her confirmation hearings.
In a statement, White House spokesman Judd Deere said Barrett is tested daily for the coronavirus and was last with the president on the day she was nominated.
“She is following CDC guidance and best practices, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washes hands,” he said.
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah announced Friday morning that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. He met with Barrett at the White House on Saturday and both were photographed without masks. Lee said a weekend test he took was negative.
Three sources told The Washington Post that ACB tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this summer.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Judd Deere said that ACB “is following CDC guidance and best practices, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washes hands.”
The CDC does not know for sure if a person can get the coronavirus after recovery. There have been two known cases of reinfection with one person in America.
The man got coronavirus again after a family member “brought a slightly different coronavirus strain home in early June.”DONATE
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