WASHINGTON — Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chair of the Home Jan. 6 committee, has examined optimistic for COVID-19 days earlier than the panel’s final scheduled listening to of the summer time, in response to a press release launched Tuesday.
The Democrat from Mississippi mentioned he examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Monday and is “experiencing gentle signs.”
“Gratefully, I’m absolutely vaccinated and boosted,” Thompson mentioned within the assertion. “I’m persevering with to observe (Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention) pointers and might be isolating for the following a number of days.”
Thompson added that his workplace will stay absolutely operational for his constituents in Mississippi as he continues to quarantine, however he made no point out of his participation in the following Jan. 6 listening to, scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m.
The committee chair has instructed the panel to transfer ahead with the listening to, in response to a put up to Thompson’s Twitter account on Tuesday.
Thompson’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Within the assertion, Thompson inspired Individuals to get vaccinated and proceed to observe COVID-19 security pointers.
“COVID-19 remains to be current, and we should do every part we are able to to battle this virus,” he mentioned.
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