Rep. Mike JohnsonJames (Mike) Michael JohnsonLouisiana Republican self-quarantine after exposure to Gohmert Pelosi who need masks on the floor of the House Multiple lawmakers self-quarantine after exposure to Gohmert MORE (R-La.) Said it is self-quarantining for 14 days with caution due to exposure to Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertLouisiana Republican self-quarantining after exposure to Gohmert Gohmert says he will take hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 Overnight Care treatment: Coronavirus death exceeds 150,000 | Louie Gohmert tested positive for COVID-19 | Mnuchin says negotiators “are a long way off” on the relief that deals MORE (R-Texas) which tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.
Johnson said he shows no symptoms but is self-quarantined as he had dinner with Gohmert and a small group of others on Monday evening. He said the group was moved away, but did not have masks on them as they were eating. He said he was sitting next to Gohmert at dinner.
In an interview with Fox News, Johnson said he is in DC, but will be driving to Louisiana for quarantine.
“This is life in covid reality,” he said.
On Monday, I had dinner with my good friend, Rep. Gohmert. While I feel healthy, show no symptoms, and otherwise follow a mask and social breakdown guidelines, the attending physician will have advised me to take autorentine for 14 days in abundance. of prudence. pic.twitter.com/1YxdmcDDVT
– Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) July 30, 2020
Johnson said it is a quarantine based on guidance from the attending physician. He said he would take a COVID-19 test if it is recommended at any time.
Johnson said “there seems to be no concern” about the potential exposure at the House Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday as members were wearing masks and “walked away appropriate. ”
At least two other legislators, Rep. Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) Kay GrangerLouisiana Republican self-quarantining after exposure to Gohmert House approves two child care bills targeted at Pelosi pandemic requiring masks on House floor MORE (Texas) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) Said they will make a self-quarantine after exposure to Gohmert.