William Barr tests negative for coronavirus following House scare

David Caplan
July 29, 2020 - 7:30 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Attorney General William Barr has tested negative for coronavirus, the Department of Justice said Wednesday night.

He was tested after coming into contact on Tuesday with Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas congressman who has tested positive for the potentially deadly virus.

Barr, as well as many other lawmakers, was in proximity to a maskless Gohmert at the House Judiciary hearing.

Gohmert tested positive in a pre-screen test at the White House Wednesday morning. He was scheduled to fly to Texas with President Trump, Politico reported

Other members of Congress who have tested positive for coronavirus are Reps. Mario Diaz Balart (R-Fla.), Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Ben McAdams (D-Utah) and Tom Rice (R-S.C.) have tested positive for the virus, along with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Tenn.).