Two members of the US Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus, with one on Tuesday accusing Republicans of refusing to wear masks and mocking those who did during a riot at the legislature last week.
My colleague Bonnie Watson Coleman contracted COVID-19 after sheltering in a room where many Republicans outright REFUSED to wear a mask. She escaped one dangerous situation just to enter another.— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) January 11, 2021
I wish her a speedy recovery as we continue to fight for accountability. https://t.co/C9qPg64aEv
Hours earlier, fellow Democratic congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman said she too had contracted the virus and that she believed she had been exposed to it during last week’s violence.”
In pictures: Supporters of President Donald #Trump storm the #USCapitol building to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 7, 2021
election victory. Four people are dead and at least 52 others have been arrested as a result.#WashingtonDChttps://t.co/Fc0wGprDsd pic.twitter.com/zrbBmiBfti
The US is the world’s hardest-hit country and some 375,000 people have died from the coronavirus -- with about 3,000 more dying every day.