Rep. Schneider tests positive for COVID-19, blames maskless Republicans during Capitol riot

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after being confined with members of Congress who refused to wear masks during the violent pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. In his statement, the Illinois Democrat referenced a video from the new Washington-based news outlet Punchbowl News that showed Republican members of Congress refusing requests to wear a mask as a woman went around the room handing them out. “Last Wednesday, after narrowly escaping a violent mob incited by the president of the United States to attack the Capi…

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