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GOP Judiciary Committee Senator Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Meeting With SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

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U.S. Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, has just announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. Sen. Lee is just the latest to contract the coronavirus. The President and First lady, Counselor to the President Hope Hicks, and RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel have all announced positive tests in the past 24 hours.

Senator Lee, a hard core Tea Party far right conservative who subscribes to the pseudo-science of constitutional interpretation known as originalism, sits on the Judiciary Committee.

He met with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday, just three days ago. Given incubation periods it’s highly possible he was infected that day.

“I continue to be remarkably impressed by Judge Barrett,” Lee said after meeting Coney Barrett, calling his meeting with her “fantastic.”

In a statement Lee says he is isolating but will continue to work to advance Coney Barrett’s nomination.

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