GOP Rep Is Sixth Member Of Congress To Test Positive

The Pensacola News Journal reports:

Congressman Neal Dunn has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. According to a Thursday email from Dunn’s office, the Florida congressman was tested after feeling ill on Monday and visited an emergency room out of an abundance of caution.

“After meeting CDC criteria, he was tested for COVID-19 and has received notice that the results came back positive,” the email states. Congressman Dunn is feeling great and currently is quarantining himself at home per CDC guidelines and working on Phase IV of the administration’s response to the pandemic. He expects a full recovery soon.”

Five other members of Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent weeks, and Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) said that she did not get officially tested but is “presumed” to have contracted the virus after showing mild symptoms.

Dunn, a medical doctor and surgeon, was first elected to the House in 2016, winning the seat vacated by retiring Democratic Rep. Gwen Graham. Since taking office he’s made little personal news, despite being a regular on Mike Huckabee’s show and various Catholic webcasts.