Update on those Texas House Democrats who fled Austin to prevent a quorum on an election integrity bill and avoid doing their jobs:
A sixth one has now tested positive for COVID-19. So have a Pelosi staffer who ushered them around the Capitol last week (maybe Trump supporters weren’t the most dangerous political activists to breach the Capitol after all!) And so did a White House staffer who, along with the Pelosi staffer, attended a reception with them. These are the same people who are urging facemasks on the rest of us while not wearing them themselves. But then, they’re also urging the Senate Dems to kill the filibuster so that a minority can’t thwart the will of a majority, so I assume irony is lost on them.
Meanwhile, Fox News reported that more than 10% of their traveling party has tested positive, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki tried very hard to change the subject before finally admitting that other White House staffers had also tested positive, making this a super-spreader event of something other than hypocrisy.
Fortunately, the two DC staffers were both vaccinated, so they’re showing only mild symptoms. But I love the way the Axios reporter phrased it: it shows how even vaccinated people “can still contract and, potentially, unknowingly transmit the virus — even at the highest levels of the nation's government.”
Wait, you mean being at the highest levels of government doesn’t give you superpowers that make you better than ordinary humans? Someone tell all the other Democrats in Washington!
Joe Concha summed up the runaway Democrats’ excellent adventure perfectly: it's the biggest disaster of a trip since the S.S. Minnow. Except in this case, they're all Gilligans.