WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Democratic member of the House who was forced to go into lockdown during last week’s violent protest has tested positive for COVID-19.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington says she has tested positive. She criticized Republican members of Congress who declined to wear a mask when it was offered to them.
Some members of Congress huddled for hours in the large room, while others were there for a shorter period.
Jayapal says too many Republicans have refused to take the pandemic and virus seriously. She's calling for fines for lawmakers who don't wear a mask at the Capitol.