Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Tuesday announced he tested positive for Covid-19.
Grassley, 87, is the president pro tempore of the Senate which means he is third in the line of presidential succession.
Earlier Tuesday Grassley released a statement on his exposure to Covid-19 and said he would immediately quarantine.
Later Tuesday Grassley said he tested positive for Covid but that he was “feeling good” and will keep up his work from home.
On Tuesday Grassley broke a 27-year streak of not missing a single vote in the Senate.
I’ve tested positive for coronavirus. I’ll b following my doctors’ orders/CDC guidelines & continue to quarantine. I’m feeling good + will keep up on my work for the ppl of Iowa from home. I appreciate everyone’s well wishes + prayers &look fwd to resuming my normal schedule soon
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) November 17, 2020