“Stop The Steal” Leader Tested COVID+ At WH Meeting

The Associated Press reports:

A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano had gone to the White House last Wednesday with like-minded Republican state lawmakers shortly after a four-hour-plus public meeting that Mastriano helped host in Gettysburg — maskless — to discuss efforts to overturn president-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

Trump told Mastriano that White House medical personnel would take care of him, his son and his son’s friend, who were also there for the Oval Office meeting and tested positive. The meeting continued after Mastriano and the others left, the person said.

Lancaster’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Sen. Mastriano has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Tom Wolf’s mitigation efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman had the following to say on the matter:

“Even if you don’t care about yourself. If you’re not afraid of the virus you probably have someone in your life that would not do well. or your neighbor or your friends. Everyone has someone that they love who can’t afford to get this virus.”

Representative Malcolm Kenyatta had the following to say on the matter: “The PA House and Senate GOP have consistently put their Democratic colleagues and Capitol staff at risk with their reckless behavior. GOP members have tested positive, and they only tell Republicans. They refuse to wear masks, even in small committee rooms.

Last week Trump retweeted Mastriano’s debunked claim that over a million more Pennsylvanians had voted by mail than had requested mail-in ballots.