Socialist congresswoman Ayanna Pressley tweeted Tuesday that she now blames “treasonous, white supremacist, anti masker Members of Congress” for allegedly spreading COVID to other members during last Wednesday’s riots at the U.S. Capitol – despite there being no proof that Republican members were responsible for the mini-outbreak that’s now left four members having tested positive for the disease.
"The second I realized our 'safe room' from the violent white supremacist mob included treasonous, white supremacist, anti masker Members of Congress who incited the mob in the first place, I exited. Furious that more of my colleagues by the day are testing positive," the "squad" member tweeted.
The second I realized our "safe room" from the violent white supremacist mob included treasonous, white supremacist, anti masker Members of Congress who incited the mob in the first place, I exited. Furious that more of my colleagues by the day are testing positive.— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) January 12, 2021
However, it’s not at all proven that members were infected Wednesday, or that they contracted the virus from the few GOP members who weren’t wearing masks. In fact, it’s not even evident that the new cases are related to one another at all.
What is proven, however, is that one of the Democratic congresswomen who has since tested positive for COVID-19, Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, can be seen in a lengthy video clip hunkering down in the House chamber with her staffers while not wearing a mask herself, despite later condemning GOP congressmen who had also gone mask-less.
It's also proven that just two days before Wednesday’s debacle, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed a congresswoman who had just tested positive for COVID to step onto the House floor in violation of congressional quarantine rules in order for Pelosi to get enough votes to be re-elected Speaker of the House. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., was allowed to vote on the floor from behind a plexiglass enclosure despite being in “quarantine status” according to House rules.