Rep. Louie Gohmert (D-TX), who has mocked wearing masks, has tested positive for COVID-19 on July 29.
Gohmert refused to wear a mask during a House Judicial Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr on July 28, reports POLITICO.
Gohmert scolded the media in May while explaining why he refused to wear a mask:
And I do want to advise our media friends before they wrote stories about how we didn’t wear masks and we possibly didn’t socially distance adequately, that you saw to it that we had tests and nobody in here has the coronavirus unless it’s somebody in the media.
“Pro-life” 66-year-old Gohmert told CNN in June why he refused to wear a safety mask:
I don’t have the coronavirus, turns out as of yesterday I’ve never had it. But if I get it, you’ll never see me without a mask.