Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart Tests Positive for Coronavirus, He Voted To End Health Care for Millions of Americans in 2017 and Joked About It
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus becoming first member of Congress to have a confirmed case to have COVID-19.
Diaz-Balart, who voted to repeal Obamacare and bring back pre-existing conditions in 2017 — announced on Twitter that he is ill with the potentially deadly virus:
I’m feeling much better. However, it’s important that everyone take this seriously and follow @CDCgov guidelines in order to avoid getting sick & mitigate the spread of this virus. We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during these trying times. pic.twitter.com/g5W5vSQIyH— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) March 18, 2020
On the day of the Obamacare repeal vote May, 4 2017, Diaz-Balart made the life-and-death vote a joke.
“At this stage I want to keep you guys guessing,” Florida Rep. Mario Diaz Balart said on his vote.— Lindsey McPherson (@lindsemcpherson) May 4, 2017