Assault Raises Fears Of Superspreader Event Amid Record Covid Deaths
Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., says lawmakers were held in an area with 300-400 people, some who refused to wear masks. On Wednesday, two more Republicans in the House of Representatives announced that they had tested positive for covid, including one who had voted in person hours earlier.
US Coronavirus: The US Reports Record Deaths As CDC Forecasts Sharp Rise By The End Of The Month
As the United States reported its highest single day of Covid-19 deaths, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the overall toll could exceed 430,000 by the end of the month. The US reported 3,865 coronavirus deaths Wednesday, bringing the overall toll to 361,123 people in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In addition, the number of people who have been infected reached more than 21.2 million, according to the data. (Holcombe, 1/7)
Video: Congresswoman Describes Holding Location As 'Super-Spreader Event'
Representative Susan Wild said Wednesday that lawmakers evacuated from the Capitol building were placed in a secure location with 300 to 400 people. Holding members of Congress in the same location is a "super-spreader event," the Pennsylvania Democrat said, and some lawmakers are not wearing masks. Listen to the congresswoman's remarks. (1/6)
Congressman Announces He's Positive For Covid-19 Four Hours After Voting On House Floor
GOP Rep. Jake LaTurner of Kansas has announced via Twitter that he has Covid-19. He is not experiencing any symptoms, according to the tweet. He voted in person four hours ago on the House floor per this vote tally. (Wilson and Diaz, 1/7)
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Rep. Michelle Steel Tests Positive For COVID-19, Condemns Violence At Capitol
Rep. Michelle Steel, R-Huntington Beach, who was sworn into office on Sunday, announced Wednesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19. ... Steel’s announcement was released shortly before supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress prepared to certify the results of the Nov. 3 election. (1/6)