Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.

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Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva analyzed positive for Covid-19, his workplace declared on Saturday.

Grijalva, a Democrat whose district features sections of the Phoenix and Tucson locations, as well as a lot of the state’s border region with Mexico, is self-isolating in the Washington, D.C., spot, according to spokesman Geoff Nolan. 

In a statement, the congressman criticized some other associates of Congress for not using the virus significantly and he praised Dwelling Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s selection to require masks. 

“Though I simply cannot blame any one right for this, this 7 days has shown that there are some Associates of Congress who are unsuccessful to just take this disaster seriously,” Grijalva explained in the assertion. “Numerous Republican members routinely strut all around the Capitol with out a mask to selfishly make a political statement at the price of their colleagues, staff, and their people.”

The news about Grijalva’s positive examination was very first documented by the Arizona Republic, which reported that Grijalva presided about a committee meeting on Tuesday that integrated Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert. Gohmert declared on Wednesday that he had examined positive for the virus. 

Grijalva appears to be the 12th member of Congress to exam optimistic for Covid-19. There have been extra than 4.5 million verified instances of the virus and at the very least 153,000 deaths in the United States, according to facts from Johns Hopkins College.