Gohmert Case Spurs Call For Rapid Testing At Capitol

NBC News reports:

In the aftermath of Rep. Louie Gohmert’s positive COVID-19 test, the debate around sending rapid test machines to the Capitol is back in full force. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell don’t agree on much, but they are on the same page about not bringing rapid testing to Capitol Hill — and there is bipartisan pushback against their decision.

“I think we need to look at that, especially members are traveling from other places you have staff and others — testing would be appropriate to have,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. “Just as Congressman Gohmert says he doesn’t have any symptoms — there could be others like him.” Fallout from Gohmert on Capitol Hill turned up the heat on congressional leaders to enact a better screening process for the hundreds of members and staff who travel back and forth every week