In yet another blow to the Texas Democrats who fled the state capital to avoid voting on an election integrity bill, now several of them have tested positive for the coronavirus.
New reports indicate that at least three of the 60 Texas House Democrats tested positive for the virus while staying in Washington, D.C., this according to Texas House Democratic Caucus leadership.
It was later suggested by NBC News that all three were fully vaccinated individuals.
Officials said one of the members learned of their positive test late Friday evening but had no symptoms. The positive tests were immediately communicated to all House members, who were subsequently all tested.
The two other members of the caucus learned of their positive test on Saturday, according to the caucus.
Those who tested positive have been ordered to live in isolation for ten days.
The news comes after Democratic members rushed to the nation’s capital earlier this week to avoid a quorum vote on a Republican-sponsored plan to enhance voter ID requirements for mail-in ballots. The bill also prohibits early voting by drive-thru and overnight.
Vice President Kamala Harris and other Democrats have praised their publicity stunt, even absurdly comparing it to the civil rights leaders. The comparison received almost as much outrage as the failed stunt itself.
This article was updated to reflect new information citing the fact that the three individuals were fully vaccinated.