Anti-Lockdown GOP Rep. Tim Walberg Is Ill With COVID

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Michigan GOP Rep. Tim Walberg on Monday revealed he has tested positive for the coronavirus, which has now killed more than 240,000 Americans. In a statement, the Republican lawmaker said he learned on Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and that he is experiencing mild symptoms. “It’s been more than a week since I have attended a public event,” Walberg said in a statement.

“In conjunction with health officials, my office and I are in the process of reaching out to individuals I had contact with before my self-isolation began.” Walberg, who was one of the lawmakers to sign an anti-lockdown letter to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the spring, then praised the work of health-care workers during the pandemic, saying they have been “nothing short of heroic, and I continue to be grateful for their dedication.”