Second lawmaker tests positive for Covid after Capitol lockdown
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman tested positive for Covid-19, days after sheltering in place with unmasked lawmakers during the Capitol riot.
Overnight, a second lawmaker said she had tested positive for Covid-19 after sheltering in place with lawmakers who refused to wear masks during the violent rioting at the U.S. Capitol last week. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, said in a statement early Tuesday that she had been quarantining since the attack and learned of her positive test result Monday night. Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak "Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, and in doing so, they endanger everyone around them," she said in a statement. "Only hours after President Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, our country, and our democracy, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic — creating a superspreader event on top of a domestic terrorist attack." Jayapal said she was working from home. "I will continue to work to the best of my ability because the deep…