Washington state Rep. Pramila Jayapal tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal said she has tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in a secured room of the U.S. Capitol with other lawmakers as supporters of President Donald Trump sieged the building.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal said Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 12 (UPI) --

The Washington Democrat announced her diagnosis late Monday in a statement while chastising her Republican colleagues who "recklessly refused to wear masks" as they sought refugee from the attack on the Capitol building on Wednesday.

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"Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, and in do so, they endanger everyone around them," Jayapal said. "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…
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