Nancy Pelosi the Latest Democrat to Test Positive for COVID Amid Slew of Breakthrough Cases

Fully vaccinated and boosted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tested positive for COVID-19, but is allegedly not suffering any symptoms, according to her office.

Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill made the announcement Thursday just before the 82-year-old Speaker was scheduled to hold her weekly news conference at the Capitol.

“After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,”  Hammill tweeted. “The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided.”

He added: “The Speaker will quarantine consistent with CDC guidance, and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and test regularly.”

According to Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich, Pelosi was seen kissing Joe Biden on the cheek at Tuesday’s Affordable Care Act ceremony with former President Obama. “Pelosi then proceeded to grab Obama’s hand and bring it to her mouth,” Heinrich reported on Twitter.

The Speaker, who is second in the order of presidential succession, is among a slew of Democrats who have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days.

Attorney General Merrick Garland tested positive for COVID on Wednesday, as did Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. Garland is said to be asymptomatic, and Raimondo is reportedly experiencing only mild symptoms.

Garland and Raimondo both attended the Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner in Washington D.C., Saturday night, along with more than 600 other political elites and media figures.

A growing number of them have tested positive for COVID in breakthrough cases since attending the super-spreader event, including Reps. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.). Assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), who didn’t attend the Gridiron Club dinner, also tested positive for a COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Pelosi also reportedly did not attend the annual gala.

All of the Democrats claim they are asymptomatic, or are suffering only mild symptoms. Most of them took to Twitter to announce their COVID positive status and encourage others to get vaccinated.


Kamala Harris’ communications director Jamal Simmons has also tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the Gridiron Club dinner, her office said Wednesday.

Jamal Simmons, who joined Harris’ office in early January, is isolating and working from home.

Simmons was spotted shaking hands and hugging former President Barack Obama at a packed White House event on Tuesday celebrating the anniversary of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Harris, considered a close contact, “will follow CDC guidance and continue with her public schedule,” according to her spokeswoman Kirsten Allen.

Last month, several other people in Biden’s orbit tested positive for COVID, including press aides Jen Psaki and Karine Jean-Pierre, Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, and former president Barack Obama. For double vaxed and boosted Psaki, it was the second time she had tested positive in five months, forcing her to cancel her trip to Europe with Biden to attend the NATO Meeting in Brussels.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: UNITED STATES - MARCH 31: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, March 31, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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