BREAKING: GOP Senator Chuck Grassley Confirmed #COVID19 Positive—-The most senior Republican in the Grand Old Party (GOP), 87-years-old Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.
The senator and President pro tempore had earlier said that he would self isolate after a possible exposure.
“I’ve tested positive for coronavirus,” Grassley tweeted.
“I’ll (be) 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.”
If Grassley missed Tuesday’s votes because of his quarantine, his first missed vote since 1993 when he missed due to floods in his state, according to his office.
“I learned today that I’ve been exposed to the coronavirus,” he said in a statement from his office earlier Tuesday.
“I will follow my doctors’ orders and immediately quarantine as I await my test results. I’m feeling well and not currently experiencing any symptoms, but it’s important we all follow public health guidelines to keep each other healthy.”