Quadruple vaxxed Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday after returning to Washington D.C. from a weekend trip to California, according to CNN.
In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, Harris announced her COVID-positive status, and stressed that she is “grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted.”
Today I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms, and I will continue to isolate and follow CDC guidelines. I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 26, 2022
This news comes two weeks after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Harris was allowed to break White House masking protocols during Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation ceremony because it was an “emotional” and “historic” day.
“It was an emotional day. It was a historic day,” Psaki said April 11. “And there were moments when [Harris] was not wearing a mask inside.”
Harris “will isolate and continue to work from the vice president’s residence,” said Press Secretary to the Vice President, Kirsten Allen, in a statement earlier Tuesday.
“She has not been a close contact to the President or First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules. She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative,” Allen added.
Contact tracing is underway, a White House official said. Officials will notify the appropriate people, but as of Tuesday afternoon, the office had not identified close contacts among staff.
A handful of staff members traveled with Harris to California last week, including deputy chief of staff Mike Fuchs and national security adviser Phil Gordon. It’s unclear whether all staff members listed stayed in California with Harris through the duration of her weeklong trip.
Kamala Harris’ communications director Jamal Simmons tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month after attending the Gridiron Club “super spreader.” Simmons, who joined Harris’ office in early January, isolated and worked from home while he recovered from the disease.
Democrat Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Ron Wyden of Oregon also announced on Tuesday that they had tested positive for COVID. Their absences will delay the Democrats’ plans to confirm two Biden nominees, according to CNN.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hoped to confirm Lisa Cook to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board and Alvaro Bedoya to be the chair of the Federal Trade Commission. But because there is broad Republican opposition to them, votes to process those nominations will be put off until Democrats, who narrowly control the 50-50 chamber, are back to full strength.
Harris, Murphy, and Wyden’s COVID diagnoses are just the latest “breakthrough cases” to hit Democrats in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, fully vaccinated and boosted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also tested positive for COVID-19, as did Attorney General Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Reps. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), and Assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark (D-Mass.).
All of them—except for Pelosi and Clark—attended the Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner in Washington D.C. on April 2, along with more than 600 other political elites and media figures.
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.
During the rollout of the vaccines in 2021, Biden Regime officials claimed repeatedly that Americans who received the experimental COVID injections would not get or spread the disease.
I am still amazed when people say "they never said you can’t get Covid if you are vaccinated!"
Yes, they did. Repeatedly. 💉🦠 pic.twitter.com/YqnxTpZRZC
— Marky Hutt 🏳️🌈⃠ (@LGBTrumpUSA) April 18, 2022
When that narrative was no longer viable, they altered their message to say that the shots reduced the severity of the disease.
All of the Democrats who tested positive in recent weeks claimed to be either asymptomatic, or only suffering mild symptoms. Most of them took to Twitter to announce their COVID positive status and encourage others to get vaccinated.
White House officials reportedly say that it’s “possible” Biden will eventually contract COVID-19 since the virus has been making the rounds among the fully vaccinated Washington elite recently.