As The Denver Post reports, at least two members of Rep. Doug Lamborn’s Washington D.C. staff have tested positive for COVID-19. The Colorado Springs Republican himself is allegedly refusing to be tested and is running around in Colorado attending fundraisers.
As Conrad Swanson writes for The Denver Post:
“The deputy chief of staff, who is also the legislative director, started feeling unwell sometime around Thursday or Friday and tested positive for COVID over the weekend,” one of Lamborn’s staffers told The Post.
Then, Lamborn’s military legislative assistant tested positive Tuesday, the source said.
“The chief of staff called and told us about the one positive case,” the source said. “Three or four more people are experiencing symptoms. … It was recommended that they not tell their roommates.” [Pols emphasis]
The information was confirmed by a second Lamborn staff member…
…Lamborn’s offices are among the few in Congress that haven’t closed due to the pandemic, his staffers said. His D.C. office employs about a dozen people, while the local office employs about seven.
A spokesperson for Lamborn says that the Congressman has “been in contact with a physician,” which is kind of like saying you called a mechanic to report that your car won’t start. According to the spokesperson, Lamborn reported feeling no symptoms and was told that he didn’t need to take a COVID test or self-quarantine.
Now…we’re not doctors, but if some of Lamborn’s top staffers tested positive — and everybody works in the same building where there is a known coronavirus outbreak — then either Lamborn wasn’t being straight in his conversation or his physician is Dr. Nick Riviera.
Lamborn doesn’t want to be diagnosed with COVID-19 for a number of reasons, including the fact that it would contradict his own stupid-ass logic about the coronavirus. In August, Lamborn penned an Op-Ed for The Washington Examiner that concluded with this prediction about America’s battle with COVID:
Defeating the pandemic is now acknowledged by pundits on both ends of the spectrum as Trump’s finest hour.
Uh…maybe? Lamborn’s prediction was that this consensus would ultimately be formed in August 2021, so there is still time for his crystal ball to be proven accurate.
In the meantime, do not go anywhere near Doug Lamborn if you happen to spot him in the wild in the next few weeks.
Lamebrain is probably correct that he doesn't have any risk of exposure to COVID from his staff. Only his legislative liaisons were infected. Since he hasn't introduced any bills to rename post offices lately, he hasn't had any reason to speak with them.
But how characteristic of them to be directed not to inform those most at risk — their roommates.
If Lamborn has Covid and dies, would anyone notice?
Not unlike the question, if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it make a sound?
The only difference is that the tree has social utility whereas Lamborn has none.
OTOH, if he should succumb to “the Hoax,” Jeff Crank may get another crack at going to DC.