The Republican state senator in the state of Pennsylvania reportedly gave a positive result to COVID-19 last week after helping with a largely unmasked public hearing that made unfounded allegations that President-elect Joe Biden won the election by widespread fraud.
The Associated Press reported on Sunday that Senator Doug Mastriano gave a positive result on the new corona virus after arriving at the White House last Wednesday for a meeting with President Donald Trump. According to a source quoted by the AP, Mastriano quickly left the meeting, but Trump and other participants continued.
“The president immediately called the White House doctor and took them back, I think, to the medical place,” the unknown person told the news agency.
Newsweek turned to a spokesman for the Mastriano press to comment, but did not receive an immediate response.
Mastriano’s reported positive test came after an incident in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, attended earlier this day by members of the state Republicans and the president’s legal team – including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
The meeting took place a day after Pennsylvania confirmed its election results. The president’s Republican allies have since called for the revocation of the certificate and the appointment of electoral college delegates for the appointment of state legislation controlled by the GOP.
Mastriano tweeted on Saturday: “There is growing evidence that the PA presidential election is in jeopardy. In this case, under Section 1.2 of Article II of the U.S. Constitution, the State Legislature has sole jurisdiction over the manner in which delegates are elected.”
The majority of participants did not wear a mask at Wednesday’s meeting, and at least one other Republican sitting next to Mastriano reportedly gave a positive result. The Pennsylvania Times New Online reported on Sunday that Senator David Argall gave a positive result for COVID-19. Although Argall wore a mask during part of the meeting in Gettysburg, he removed it verbally.
Mastriano despised the people wearing the masks through social media and strongly opposed the epidemic restrictions of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Wolf. The state senator and other Republicans have faced significant criticism from their Democratic parties for refusing to wear masks, which has heightened in the wake of Mastriano’s positive test.
“So Senator Doug Mastriano #Hettysburg held a super distribution event with a lot of Republican lawmakers (including Scott Perry), and now he has #COVID … How hard is it to wear a mask?” Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson, the political director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, tweeted Sunday night.
“The reckless behavior of the PA House and the GOP Senate has consistently endangered their democratic counterparts and Capitol staff. GOP members have achieved a positive result and are told only to Republicans. it has held scattering events that threaten the health of Pennsylvaniaers and our democracy, “said Malcolm Kenyatta in a statement, according to a local WGAL subsidiary of NBC News.
“Even if you don’t care about yourself. If you’re not afraid of the virus, there’s probably someone in your life who wouldn’t be doing well, your neighbor or friends,” said John Fetterman, a Pennsylvania governing lieutenant Democrat. on issues related to Republicans. “Everyone has someone they love who can’t afford to get this virus.”
The president’s legal challenges to election results have almost all failed in court. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against the election throw on Saturday, and the Philadelphia Court of Appeal filed another lawsuit on Friday.