Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, has tested positive for coronavirus, he announced Tuesday. Brady — who was on the floor voting this week, including on Sunday — added that he will “Begin treatment tomorrow” and should “be fine.”
News of Brady’s diagnosis comes on the heels of another member of the Texas Republican delegation, Rep. Kay Granger, testing positive for the virus, and on the eve of Congress gathering to certify the Electoral College vote of the 2020 election — an event where social distancing guidelines will be all but abandoned.
Tonite the Office of House Physician informed me that I’ve tested positive for Covid 19 & am quarantined.
As recommended, I received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Dec 18 & also recently tested negative for Covid on New Years Day.
Begin treatment tomorrow.
Shld be fine.🙏🏼
— Rep. Kevin Brady (@RepKevinBrady) January 6, 2021
Might’ve been cool to add some context and use your experience to remind people the vaccine requires several days before there is any efficacy, and the booster to be fully effective. And, maybe encourage your constituents to make sure they get both shots to be fully vaccinated.
— Scott Evans (@IntownCartoon) January 6, 2021