Just waiting to hear the COVID-shamers criticizing the “recklessness” of the Biden campaign team for contracting the virus just like they did when President Trump tested positive.
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) won’t be on the campaign trail for the next couple of days after her communications director and a flight crew member tested positive for COVID-19.
The Biden team is making it clear, however, that neither Kamala nor Biden have tested positive for the virus, nor were they in contact with them in the 48-hours prior to the the two individuals testing positive.
Joe Biden’s campaign is halting the travel of his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, through this weekend after two people — a flight crew member and Harris’ communications director, Liz Allen — tested positive for coronavirus.
Harris was not in what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define as close contact with either person, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement. Still, Harris’ planned trip to North Carolina on Thursday was scrapped, and she will remain off the road until Monday, she said.
“Neither of these people have had contact with Vice President Biden, Senator Harris or any other staffers since testing positive or in the 48 hours prior to their positive test results,” O’Malley Dillon said.
“After being with Senator Harris, both individuals attended personal, non-campaign events in the past week. Under our campaign’s strict health protocols, both individuals had to be tested before returning to their work with the campaign from these personal events,” she said. “These protocols help protect the campaign, the staff, and anyone who they may have contact with; the importance of having such protocols — which include testing before resuming duties, regular testing while working in-person, isolation after time off, and masking and distancing while on campaign duties — have been illustrated once again.”
Sahil Kapur, the national political reporter for NBC News tweeted out the full statement from the Biden-Harris team.
Full statement from Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon on the COVID situation, who says Kamala Harris's travel will be canceled through Sunday 10/18 as a way of taking "the highest levels of precaution." pic.twitter.com/zFIUmIlweN
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 15, 2020
This all comes as Senator Harris has been playing politics with the coronavirus by refusing to appear in person at the Senate Confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett citing “health and safety concerns” due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, she was fine getting into a crowded elevator because she was wearing a mask.
Check out the hypocrisy of Kamala.
Kamala Harris tried to say Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing shouldn't be held out of safety concerns.
That didn't stop her from getting into an overly-crowded elevator in the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/Otp7osSohQ
— MRCTV (@mrctv) October 14, 2020
Seems a bit silly, doesn’t it?!
Can’t wait for the Blue-Check Twitter Brigade to smack down the forever-masked Biden campaign now that two members have tested positive for COIVD.
I do hope that the two individuals recover quickly, but it now makes playing politics with a virus look stupid, doesn’t it?
That’s because it is.
Maybe… let’s not do that.