At least three fully vaccinated Texas Democrat state lawmakers tested positive for Covid-19 after packing in a private plane and fleeing to DC.
On Monday at least 58 Democrat members of the state House of Representatives fled Texas to Washington DC to block Republicans from advancing new voting laws through a special session of the legislature.
Democrat lawmakers were seen packed on a private plane, maskless flying from Texas to DC.
At the end of the same week Texas Democratic lawmakers made a mass exodus from the state Capitol to block the GOP-led elections overhaul bills, three fully vaccinated members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Caucus officials.
The Caucus didn’t identify which Democrats had tested positive, or say whether or not they were among those who were aboard the private planes that transported lawmakers to Washington, D.C.
Texas House Democrat Caucus Chair Chris Turner released a statement:
“The House Democratic Caucus is following all CDC guidance and protocols. This is a sober reminder that COVID is still with us, and though vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still must take necessary precautions. We are in touch with public health experts in Texas to provide additional guidance. Our caucus will follow all recommendations from public health experts as we continue our work.”