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Rep Craig tests positive for COVID days after the event with Pelosi positive for COVID


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Minnesota Democratic Representative Angie Craig announced on Twitter on Thursday that she had contracted the coronavirus days after appearing at a White House event with the President of the Chamber Nancy Pelosi who also tested positive for the virus.

“This week, as part of my regular testing routine, I received multiple negative COVID tests in Washington,” Craig said in a statement on Twitter. “But after learning that several of my colleagues had tested positive this week, I requested a further test today. This afternoon I started to experience mild symptoms and soon after learned of the positive result of my COVID test.”

US President Joe Biden (3rd L) shakes hands with former President Barack Obama (2nd R) during the signing of an executive order to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, after delivering a speech in the East Room from the White House in Washington, DC on April 5, 2022. – Also pictured (from L) U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Representative Angie Craig (D-MN), U.S. Representative James Clyburn (D -SC) and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
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Craig added that she has isolated herself from staff and will be quarantined in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Craig was gift at an Affordable Care Act event in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday with Pelosi, Biden and former President Barack Obama.

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Rep Craig tests positive for COVID days after the event with Pelosi positive for COVID

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
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At the event, Pelosi was seen hugging the president and kissing him on the cheek. On Thursday, Pelosi’s office announced that the San Francisco Democrat had tested positive for the coronavirus.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Recount Fox News’ Peter Doocy at a press conference Thursday that the interaction between Pelosi and Biden did not meet the CDC’s definition of “close contact.”

“Their definition is 15 minutes of contact within a set period of time, within six feet,” Psaki said. “He hasn’t reached that bar.”

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Rep Craig tests positive for COVID days after the event with Pelosi positive for COVID

President Biden removes his protective mask before speaking during a meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
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The White House did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment on whether a second individual testing positive at Tuesday’s event is a cause for concern for Biden, 79.



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