I blame Republicans. And systemic racism. Surely our elected progressive officials couldn’t possibly be responsible for this?
According to the Washington Post tracker, D.C. reported the highest daily case rate per 100,000 residents in the country, as of Dec. 21.
Congress is hardest hit here.
Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California and Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York announced their diagnoses, becoming the sixth lawmakers to receive a positive test result since Sunday.
Earlier Tuesday, Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania, announced that he, too, tested positive for COVID.
Democrat Rep. Jason Crow of Colorado announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday night, hours after Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker tweeted news of their own diagnoses.
The number of members of Congress who have tested positive for the virus since the start of the outbreak in 2020 has now surpassed 100, according to a list kept by PBS News Hour.
But it’s the general public that’s the problem, not the politicians.