Watson Coleman Receives Positive Coronavirus Test Following January 6 Capitol Lockdown

Watson Coleman

Today, U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) received a positive rapid antigen test result for COVID-19. The congresswoman said she believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots. As reported by multiple news outlets, a number of members within the space ignored instructions to wear masks.

“I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time. While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents,” Watson Coleman said.

The congresswoman is isolating and awaiting the results of PCR testing, she said; she previously received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID19 vaccine, which has been made available to members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and Executive Branch agencies for the purposes of continuity of government operations.

In favor of impeaching President Donald J. Trump for his role in the insurrection, Watson Coleman issued a statement on the day of the revolt.

“While this is an ongoing incident I want to first let everyone know that I am safe,” Watson Coleman said. “This is not a mere protest, this is a disruption of democracy. And it is the direct result of incendiary rhetoric from the President and members of his party.

“It’s the last gasp of a party that has abandoned its commitment to our country’s ideals,” the congresswoman added. “When we have resolved the destruction, violence and chaos in the Capitol, we’ll go back to the business of confirming the votes of the American people.”

Today, Democrats officially an impeachment article against the sitting president.

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