Rep. Gohmert Says He Will Use Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) appeared on “Hannity” Wednesday and said he planned to take hydroxychloroquine as part of his treatment for COVID-19. The lawmaker tested positive earlier in the day for coronavirus prior to the Trump Texas trip, Fox News reports.

“My doctor and I are all in,” Gohmert told host Sean Hannity from quarantine. “And I got a text just before I came on from a dear friend, [a] doctor, who just found out he had it, and he said he started a HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] regimen, too.

“So zinc, erythromycin, and hydroxychloroquine,” the congressman added, “and that will start just in the next day or two.”

Gohmert was supposed to travel to Texas with Trump that same day, but tested positive at the White House during routine screening prior to the trip

Attorney General Bill Barr, who encountered Gohmert Tuesday while testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, tested negative for the virus Wednesday.

“He [Trump] called me from Air Force One on the way home tonight and I said … ‘Mr. President, if you would not [have] invited me to go with you to West Texas, I would never have known I had the coronavirus,'” Gohmert said. “That’s what I got tested for it and then I found out I had it.”

Gohmert, hasn’t worn a mask around the Capitol, told CNN last month he would never wear a face mask unless he got the virus.

“I got a tiny little taste of what you and the president get every day,” Gohmert told the host. “The left went nuts.”

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