House Democrats blame maskless Republicans for coronavirus outbreak – but is there evidence to support it?

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Multiple Democratic House lawmakers who tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in a secure room during last week's Capitol riots have blamed their GOP colleagues for refusing to wear masks. But more than a week after that event, it remains unclear whether the Republican lawmakers who eschewed wearing a mask during the lockdown are responsible.
Multiple Democratic House lawmakers who tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in a secure room during last week's Capitol riots have blamed their GOP colleagues for refusing to wear masks.

But more than a week after that event, it remains unclear whether the Republican lawmakers who eschewed wearing a mask during the lockdown are responsible.

Although it is not certain where and when lawmakers got infected, the Capitol's attending physician told House lawmakers of possible virus exposure while some of its members were cloistered together.

A video later released by Punchbowl News showed about six House Republicans on video huddled together and maskless during the lockdown as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Democratic lawmakers who tested positive were quick to direct their anger at their Republican colleagues.

"Today, I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife's health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own…
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