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Several Republicans were exposed to a person at CPAC who tested positive for COVID-19, including Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), but he has decided not to quarantine himself, according to the Friendly Atheist.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) were among those that chose to self-quarantine to reduce the possibility of transmitting the disease to their colleagues, constituents, and staffers. 

“Saturday night, I got a call from the House physician advising that I had possibly been exposed to the COVID-19 virus at CPAC on February 27th, and that a top CDC physician in Atlanta would call me to discuss what should be done going forward,” Gohmert tweeted on Monday. 

“After CDC physician called me Sunday evening, and we discussed all the specific circumstances of which he was aware along with my circumstances, including that I was and am asymptomatic, he said that all things considered, I was cleared to return to Washington,” he continued. 

While Gohmert has not expressed any symptoms, he may still develop them. 

Gohmert has a long-standing history of being one of the most anti-science members of Congress. He frequently claims that Christians are being persecuted, that climate change is a hoax, and evolution is a lie. 

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