U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) speaks after the Senate Republican GOP management election on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 10, 2020.
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Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida mentioned Friday he has examined constructive for the coronavirus and is working from house till he can safely return to Washington.
Scott, 67, is the second Republican senator in every week to check constructive for Covid-19: 87-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced his personal prognosis three days earlier.
Republicans maintain a 53-47 edge within the Senate.
Only a week earlier, Scott had campaigned in Georgia for GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, each of whom face runoff elections in January that would decide which get together controls the Senate.
Throughout that journey, Scott appeared in a crowded restaurant and spoke with out sporting a masks earlier than a crowd during which mask-wearing was reportedly minimal.
Regardless of his personal latest actions, Scott in a pair of tweets urged Individuals to “do the precise issues” to guard one another from contracting the virus, reminiscent of sporting a masks and sustaining a protected social distance.
“After a number of destructive assessments, I discovered I used to be constructive for COVID-19 this AM. I am feeling good & experiencing very gentle signs,” Scott tweeted.
“I will be working from house till it is protected for me to return to DC. I remind everybody to watch out & do the precise issues to guard yourselves & others.”
“Put on a masks. Socially distance. Quarantine if you happen to are available contact with somebody constructive like I did,” Scott added. “We are going to beat this collectively, however all of us should be accountable. I need to thank all of the unbelievable well being care employees who’re working across the clock to take care of sufferers.”
Within the Home, 87-year-old Republican Rep. Don Younger of Alaska introduced final week he was being handled for Covid and is working from house. He was simply re-elected to his 25th time period.