One member examined optimistic on Friday night time, prompting all caucus members and employees to take a fast Covid-19 check. On Saturday, two extra members examined optimistic with fast exams.
Texas Home Democratic Caucus Chairman Chris Turner stated within the assertion that his group is following US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention steerage and protocols, and has contacted public well being consultants in Texas for extra steerage.
“It is a sober reminder that COVID continues to be with us, and although vaccinations provide great safety, we nonetheless should take mandatory precautions,” he stated.
CNN has reached out to the Texas Home Democratic Caucus about whether or not the members who examined optimistic have been concerned in these conferences.
Texas state Rep. James Talarico advised CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday that he and his colleagues within the Texas delegation had identified their journey to Washington would “carry some threat.”
“It introduced well being threat as a result of there’s an energetic pandemic and lots of of our members are over the age of 65, but they selected to journey as a result of that is a lot greater than one politician. It is a lot greater than you or I,” Talarico stated of their struggle to guard entry to the poll field. “That is in regards to the American experiment and whether or not it may survive for future generations.”
This story has been up to date with further particulars Saturday.