Top GOP Senators Close Down Senate Offices

Senators Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton have decided to close their Senate offices out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus.

According to The Hill:

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Thursday that they will temporarily close their offices after a staffer in Sen. Maria Cantwell’s (D-Wash.) office tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.


The decisions underscore the growing concern about a widespread outbreak on Capitol Hill, which got its first confirmed case on Wednesday night.

“In response to reports that an aide from another Senate office has tested positive for COVID-19, Sen. Cruz has temporarily closed the D.C. office out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and welfare of staff, constituents, and colleagues in Congress,” Cruz’s office said in a statement.

Cruz is currently quarantined after being exposed to an individual with the virus; the rest of his staff will work remotely. The senator’s office says he is healthy, and his self-quarantine is scheduled to end Thursday night.

This is a major step from the Senators with many expected to follow Cruz and Cotton’s leads.

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4 years ago

Of all the people who should ‘stay away from Washington’ would be ‘Staffers, Senate, Congress and House…for now. There should be a way to set up Conference Calls with everyone. Test EVERYONE in Washington. I trust the People…I do NOT trust the Virus.

David MacKAY
David MacKAY
4 years ago

So its true, Corona Virus is affecting Liberals more than conservatives.
Next we will be hearing that Corona virus has an affinity for people on Prescription anti depressants….again mostly Liberals.

4 years ago

Cuntwell is from WA State & her staffer probably is too. WA State is ground zero, most of the deaths have occurred there in one nursing home.

Politicians come in contact with foreigners much more often than we do but I still think this is a MASSIVE overreaction. This virus has is far less deadly than the flu as it kills those over the age of 70 & the immune compromised, even young children are not succumbing to it. The flu has killed people of all ages.

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