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Arkansas Granny

(31,628 posts)
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:05 PM Jul 2020

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert Suggests Mask Wearing Gave Him Coronavirus

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Wednesday suggested that he contracted coronavirus because he wore a mask more frequently in recent days.

“I can’t help but think that if I hadn’t been wearing a mask so much in the last 10 days or so, I really wonder if I would have gotten it,” Gohmert said in an interview with The American Independent.

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The lawmaker was set to travel with President Donald Trump to Texas Wednesday, but his positive result was caught in the pre-screening process. Gohmert said last month that he would not wear a mask around the Capitol because he was being regularly tested for the virus.

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Gohmert, who was in attendance at Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr, is the seventh representative to contract the virus. He was spotted without a mask on Tuesday speaking with Barr within an arm’s length prior to the hearing. Barr will be tested today for coronavirus following Gohmert’s positive result.

Following his positive test result, Gohmert didn’t immediately isolate and self-quarantine, as health experts advise. He reportedly returned to his office, saying he wanted to inform his staffers of the test result in person rather than having them learn from news reports. Several staffers were already in the process of leaving by the time he arrived.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/gop-rep-louie-gohmert-who-refused-to-wear-a-mask-now-has-coronavirus?


I don't know about the rest of you, but where I come from they refer to this a pig ignorant (my apologies to pigs).
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GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert Suggests Mask Wearing Gave Him Coronavirus (Original Post) Arkansas Granny Jul 2020 OP
Based on the current map, it's more likely that voting republican causes COVID-19 unblock Jul 2020 #1
I really don't think he understands at all how it works soothsayer Jul 2020 #2
I don't think Barr understands, either. dixiegrrrrl Jul 2020 #18
It does. Which is why it was puzzling the Tulsa drumpf rally tested VIPs like Cain... soothsayer Jul 2020 #20
I'd really like to know that "tested" definition they are using. dixiegrrrrl Jul 2020 #25
Nah it was free I'm sure soothsayer Jul 2020 #26
Then every single healthcare worker who works with Covid patients would have it. tanyev Jul 2020 #3
never would have caught it bigtree Jul 2020 #4
These guys must have flunked logic and science in school Beringia Jul 2020 #5
WOW! Penn Voter Jul 2020 #6
Note to Doofus/GOHMERT: Drawing wrong conclusions doesn't count as science!1 UTUSN Jul 2020 #7
WHEN has this waste of resources worn a mask??? He is even stupider than I thought, which niyad Jul 2020 #8
Um... SoCalNative Jul 2020 #9
Well, he tests positive for stupidity, that's for sure... PunkinPi Jul 2020 #10
Or maybe it was a sex dream with an alien... NightWatcher Jul 2020 #11
Well of course he's right. tavernier Jul 2020 #12
The total crap one must believe to be a Republican today rurallib Jul 2020 #13
And he wants us to believe he caught the clap from a toilet seat when he was in the Army Brother Buzz Jul 2020 #14
You know, I take back wishing him well... JCMach1 Jul 2020 #15
If only Congress had a basic entrance exam. It would get rid of a lot of problems. crickets Jul 2020 #16
If someone gets lung cancer SCantiGOP Jul 2020 #17
Pigs are actually very smart animals. LisaL Jul 2020 #19
That's why I apologized. Arkansas Granny Jul 2020 #21
R.I.P. Louis Buller Gohmert Jr. Brainfodder Jul 2020 #22
*facepalm* sakabatou Jul 2020 #23
The saddest part is that by this time tomorrow there will be a new viral internet hoax Tanuki Jul 2020 #24

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
18. I don't think Barr understands, either.
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:14 PM
Jul 2020

He is supposedly getting tested today because of Louie yesterday.

How long does it take from time of exposure to be positive from the anti-bodies? Surely longer than 24 hours.


soothsayer

(38,601 posts)
20. It does. Which is why it was puzzling the Tulsa drumpf rally tested VIPs like Cain...
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:17 PM
Jul 2020

On the way in AND on the way out...!

Well you see how that worked out.

But it shows how little science has rubbed off on Drumpf and pence.

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
25. I'd really like to know that "tested" definition they are using.
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:12 PM
Jul 2020

And how many of those VIPs were aware of how it is is supposed to have worked. You test negative on the way in, and 3 hours later, on the way out. Do they think the virus was gonna attack them in 3 hours?
And show instant anti-bodies?

Oh... another thought......were they charged for the tests...hmmm...

niyad

(116,243 posts)
8. WHEN has this waste of resources worn a mask??? He is even stupider than I thought, which
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:15 PM
Jul 2020

is damn difficult.

PunkinPi

(4,920 posts)
10. Well, he tests positive for stupidity, that's for sure...
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:16 PM
Jul 2020


Rep. Louie Gohmert thinks that it’s possible that wearing a mask gave him COVID.


tavernier

(12,644 posts)
12. Well of course he's right.
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:17 PM
Jul 2020

The Lone Ranger had it, so did Batman. And every Halloween millions of little kids run around with Covid.

How did the rest of the world miss something so obvious?
Louie is another stable genius!

crickets

(26,135 posts)
16. If only Congress had a basic entrance exam. It would get rid of a lot of problems.
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:26 PM
Jul 2020

...and by problems, I mean idiots. Wow.

SCantiGOP

(13,965 posts)
17. If someone gets lung cancer
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:32 PM
Jul 2020

it's likely because they quit smoking.
If someone gets an STD, it's probably because they used a condom once in the past 6 months.

And if someone voted for Louie they got an asshole in the Congress.

Tanuki

(14,990 posts)
24. The saddest part is that by this time tomorrow there will be a new viral internet hoax
Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:36 PM
Jul 2020

to the effect that another reason for not wearing masks is that they can give you covid instead of protecting you!

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