New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman has tested positive for COVID-19—and she believes she was infected while isolating during the Capitol riots with other lawmakers who refused to wear masks.
Watson Coleman, 75, is a recent cancer survivor and received the first dose of the two-dose COVID vaccine offered to members of Congress. She said in a statement announcing her diagnosis that she is “experiencing mild cold-like symptoms” and is working from home.
Speaking to The Daily Beast on Monday, Watson Coleman said she first started feeling ill on Sunday, four days after being held in the Capitol safe room. The longer the lawmakers remained in the room, said the congresswoman, the more apparent the COVID risks became.
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