Rep. Craig tests positive for COVID days after event with COVID-positive Pelosi
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Minnesota Democrat Rep. Angie Craig announced on Twitter Thursday that she has contracted the coronavirus days after appearing at a White House event with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who has also tested positive for the virus.
“This week, as part of my regular testing routine, I received several negative COVID tests while in Washington,” Craig posted in a statement on Twitter. “But after learning that several of my colleagues had tested positive this week, I sought an additional test today. This afternoon, I began experiencing mild symptoms & soon after learned of my positive COVID test result.”
US President Joe Biden (3rd L) bumps fists with former president Barack Obama (2nd R) while signing an executive order intended to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, after delivering remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 5, 2022. – Also pictured (from L) US Vice President Kamala Harris, US Representative Angie Craig (D-MN), US Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
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Craig added that she has isolated herself from staff and will be quarantining per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Craig was present at an Affordable Care Act event in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday along with Pelosi, Biden, and former President Barack Obama.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
At the event, Pelosi was seen embracing the president and kissing him on the cheek. On Thursday, Pelosi’s office announced that the San Francisco Democrat has tested positive for the coronavirus.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told Fox News’ Peter Doocy in a Thursday press conference that the interaction between Pelosi and Biden did not meet the CDC’s definition of a “close contact.”
“Their definition of it is 15 minutes of contact within a set period of time, within six feet,” Psaki said. “It did not meet that bar.”
President Biden removes his protective face mask before speaking during a meeting with the Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital as to whether a second individual testing positive at the Tuesday event is a cause for concern for the 79-year-old Biden.
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