GOP Sen. Mike Lee Has Tested Positive For COVID

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said on Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second senator known to do so. Lee, in a statement, said he took a coronavirus test on Thursday after experiencing symptoms similar to those he has had for longtime allergies.

“Unlike the test I took just a few days ago while visiting the White House, yesterday’s test came back positive. On advice of the Senate attending physician, I will remain isolated for the next 10 days,” Lee said in a statement.

“I have spoken with Leader McConnell and Chairman Graham and assured them I will be back to work in time to join my Judiciary Committee colleagues in advancing the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the committee and then to the full Senate,” Lee said.