Sen. Mike Lee -- Unmasked And Covid-Positive -- Turns Barrett Hearing Into 'Superspreader Event'
Reprinted with permission from DailyKos
Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee, who tested positive for coronavirus 10 days ago, and who infected Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) last week, is participating in person in the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings. Maskless.
Mike Lee making an opening statement https://t.co/qPdgIfGE19— Steven Dennis (@Steven Dennis) 1602511549.0
He said that he's gotten a "sign-off" from the Office of the Attending Physician that he's no longer contagious. A reporter in the room noted that he took the mask off several minutes before he started speaking. He eventually put it back on after his statement, possibly realizing he was making this shambles of a process even more horrifying by potentially infecting everyone in the vicinity.
And here he is earlier in the hearing, breathing over his 87-year old colleague … with his nose out.
Sen. Mike Lee, left, with Sens. Chuck Grassley (seated) and Lindsey Graham
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