Vice President Kamala Harris has consistently supported strict measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 — provided they don’t inconvenience her.
Breitbart reported that Harris will not undergo a voluntary quarantine period despite having potentially been exposed to infected individuals recently.
The potential exposure incident occurred on Saturday as Harris met with a group of more than 50 Democratic lawmakers from Texas who fled the state in order to obstruct a legislative vote on a new voter security law.
According to Fox News, three of the Texas Democrats in the group initially tested positive for COVID-19, with that number rising to five infected lawmakers after others tested positive.
What about the rules?
Fox also reported a statement from Caucus Chairman Chris Turner that read, “The House Democratic Caucus is following all CDC guidance and protocols.”
“This is a sober reminder that COVID is still with us, and though vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still must take necessary precautions,” the chairman added.
However, the aforementioned Democratic lawmakers previously came under fire after a photo emerged on social media which revealed that not only were they packed closely together on a plane during their escape from Texas, but they also seemingly skipped required mask mandates that apply to air travel.
Rules for thee but not for me strikes the Democrats, again.
Hey, @TSA, if these Democrat lawmakers are allowed to fly without masks, so should the American people.
Follow the science, not the political science. https://t.co/xR1nCLbvTG
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) July 12, 2021
Under rules promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), passengers flying aboard commercial aircraft are required to wear a face-covering regardless of vaccination status.
Harris was “not at risk”
Despite the outbreak, Breitbart noted that Symone Sanders, a Harris spokesperson, said it was unnecessary for the vice president to undergo a precautionary quarantine.
“It was determined the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined,” Sanders said, adding, “The Vice President and her staff are fully vaccinated.”
Curiously, Sanders failed to explain how Harris could know for certain whether or not she was in close proximity to an infected individual, given the fact that additional members of the group of Texas Dems have tested positive for the virus since the initial incident.