A sixth Texas Democrat has tested positive for COVID-19 just days after abandoning their home state and flying to Washington, D.C. to break quorum and prevent Texas Republicans from passing election integrity laws.
The announcement comes after the group of nearly 60 left-wing lawmakers posted photos of themselves flying mask-less aboard a chartered jet to the nation’s capital, where they’ve spent the last week seeking out any microphone they can to praise their own heroic efforts at protecting “voter rights” – which includes protesting overwhelmingly popular voter ID laws.
The publicity stunt – which has seen no shortage of cringe-worthy moments as Democrats applaud themselves for eating chicken Caesar salads and hand-washing their bras in hotel sinks – is reportedly costing Texas taxpayers an estimated $43,000 per day.
Three of the infected lawmakers tested positive Saturday, while another two tested positive on Sunday, suggesting a slow spread of the virus throughout the group. NBC reports that at least three of the six who’ve tested positive so far were full vaccinated.