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Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus

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Republican Kentucky senator Rand Paul tests positive for COVID-19 and will remain in quarantine, according to his official Twitter account.

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KRISTEN: A FOX NEWS ALERT.
KRISTEN: A FOX NEWS ALERT. WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THAT
WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THAT SENATOR RAND PAUL HAS TESTED
SENATOR RAND PAUL HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.
POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS. THE OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION CAME
THE OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION CAME IN A SERIES OF TWEETS JUST A FEW
IN A SERIES OF TWEETS JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO.
MINUTES AGO. I WANT TO READ THEM TO YOU IN
I WANT TO READ THEM TO YOU IN FULL.
FULL. THEY READ: SENATOR RAND PAUL HAS
THEY READ: SENATOR RAND PAUL HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.
TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. HE IS FEELING FINE AND HE IS IN
HE IS FEELING FINE AND HE IS IN QUARANTINE.
QUARANTINE. HE IS ASYMPTOMATIC AND WAS
HE IS ASYMPTOMATIC AND WAS TESTED OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF
TESTED OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, DUE TO HIS EXTENSIVE
CAUTION, DUE TO HIS EXTENSIVE TRAVEL AND EVENTS.
TRAVEL AND EVENTS. HE WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY DIRECT
HE WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY DIRECT CONTACT WITH ANY INFECTED
CONTACT WITH ANY INFECTED PERSON.
PERSON. HE EXPECTS TO BE BACK IN THE
HE EXPECTS TO BE BACK IN THE SENATE AFTER HIS QUARANTINE
SENATE AFTER HIS QUARANTINE PERIOD ENDS AND WILL CONTINUE TO
PERIOD ENDS AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK FOR THE PEOPLE OF KENTUCKY
WORK FOR THE PEOPLE OF KENTUCKY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. TEN DAYS AGO OUR D.C. OFFICE
TEN DAYS AGO OUR D.C. OFFICE BEGAN OPERATING REMOTELY.
BEGAN OPERATING REMOTELY. VIRTUALLY NO STAFF HAS HAD
VIRTUALLY NO STAFF HAS HAD CONTACT WITH SENATOR RAND PAUL.
CONTACT WITH SENATOR RAND PAUL. THAT’S CERTAINLY SOME GOOD NEWS
THAT’S CERTAINLY SOME GOOD NEWS THERE.
THERE. SENATOR RAND PAUL BECOMING THE
SENATOR RAND PAUL BECOMING THE LATEST MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO
LATEST MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO TEST POSITIVE FOR THE
TEST POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.
CORONAVIRUS. WE KNEW THAT THIS WAS CERTAINLY
WE KNEW THAT THIS WAS CERTAINLY A POSSIBILITY, WHEN YOU HAVE
A POSSIBILITY, WHEN YOU HAVE THIS MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
THIS MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TRAVELING AND FLYING FROM ALL
TRAVELING AND FLYING FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO CAPITOL
PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO CAPITOL HILL.
HILL. LELAND: BRINGS UP A COUPLE
LELAND: BRINGS UP A COUPLE IMPORTANT ISSUES.
IMPORTANT ISSUES. NUMBER ONE, VOTING, BECAUSE THEY
NUMBER ONE, VOTING, BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO VOTE IN PERSON, BY LAW,
HAVE TO VOTE IN PERSON, BY LAW, ON THINGS, AND YOU’VE GOT THIS
ON THINGS, AND YOU’VE GOT THIS HUGE COUPLE TRILLION DOLLARS
HUGE COUPLE TRILLION DOLLARS SPENDING BILL COMING UP.
SPENDING BILL COMING UP. THERE’S QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE
THERE’S QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE HOUSE IS GOING TO DO.
HOUSE IS GOING TO DO. WOULD THEY PASS IT BY UNANIMOUS
WOULD THEY PASS IT BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT SO THEY DON’T ALL HAVE
CONSENT SO THEY DON’T ALL HAVE TO FLY BACK FROM THEIR
TO FLY BACK FROM THEIR DISTRICTS?
DISTRICTS? WHAT HAPPENS IF IT’S A CLOSE
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT’S A CLOSE VOTE?
VOTE? WHAT ARE THE CONSTITUTIONAL
WHAT ARE THE CONSTITUTIONAL RULES AS IT RELATES TO VOTING
RULES AS IT RELATES TO VOTING FROM SOME DISTANCE AWAY?
FROM SOME DISTANCE AWAY? THE OTHER THING ON A PERSONAL
THE OTHER THING ON A PERSONAL LEVEL YOU THINK ABOUT RAND PAUL,
LEVEL YOU THINK ABOUT RAND PAUL, HE’S A PHYSICIAN HIMSELF.
HE’S A PHYSICIAN HIMSELF. IF THERE’S ANYBODY WHO WOULD
IF THERE’S ANYBODY WHO WOULD KNOW AS YOUR FATHER WOULD AND
KNOW AS YOUR FATHER WOULD AND OTHER DOCTORS THAT WE KNOW ABOUT
OTHER DOCTORS THAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE RISKS OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND
THE RISKS OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND HOW TO BE CAREFUL IN YOUR EVERY
HOW TO BE CAREFUL IN YOUR EVERY DAY LIFE NOT TO GET IT, IT WOULD
DAY LIFE NOT TO GET IT, IT WOULD BE HIM.
BE HIM. IT DOES SHOW YOU HOW CONTAGIOUS
IT DOES SHOW YOU HOW CONTAGIOUS THIS VIRUS CAN BE.
THIS VIRUS CAN BE. WE KNOW CORY GARDNER IS IN
WE KNOW CORY GARDNER IS IN QUARANTINE AS WELL, THE SENATOR
QUARANTINE AS WELL, THE SENATOR FROM COLORADO.
FROM COLORADO. IS THIS MUSHROOMED OUT AS WE
IS THIS MUSHROOMED OUT AS WE THINK ABOUT JUST HOW DIFFERENT
THINK ABOUT JUST HOW DIFFERENT THE WEEK LOOKED A WEEK AGO, AND
THE WEEK LOOKED A WEEK AGO, AND WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT LAST
WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT LAST SUNDAY VERSUS TODAY, JUST
SUNDAY VERSUS TODAY, JUST EXTRAPOLATE THAT OUT TILL SEVEN
EXTRAPOLATE THAT OUT TILL SEVEN DAYS FROM NOW AND AMERICA WILL
DAYS FROM NOW AND AMERICA WILL ONCE AGAIN LOOK VERY DIFFERENT.
ONCE AGAIN LOOK VERY DIFFERENT. KRISTEN: IT JUST SHOWS YOU
KRISTEN: IT JUST SHOWS YOU ANYBODY CAN GET THE CORONAVIRUS.
ANYBODY CAN GET THE CORONAVIRUS. IF YOU THINK IT MIGHT BE EASY TO
IF YOU THINK IT MIGHT BE EASY TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO
ALLOW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO VOTE REMOTELY, JUST THINK OF
VOTE REMOTELY, JUST THINK OF WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE IOWA
WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE IOWA CAUCUS.
CAUCUS. THESE THINGS ARE NOT EASY TO DO.
THESE THINGS ARE NOT EASY TO DO. THEY’RE VERY TECHNOLOGICALLY
THEY’RE VERY TECHNOLOGICALLY DIFFICULT.
DIFFICULT. WHILE THEY ARE NOT, YOU KNOW,
WHILE THEY ARE NOT, YOU KNOW, KIND OF LIKE COMPARING APPLES
KIND OF LIKE COMPARING APPLES AND ORANGES, BUT IT IS -- ANY
AND ORANGES, BUT IT IS -- ANY TIME YOU TRY TO DO SOMETHING
TIME YOU TRY TO DO SOMETHING DIGITAL, THAT THAT IS THAT
DIGITAL, THAT THAT IS THAT COMPLEX, IT IS TOUGH.
COMPLEX, IT IS TOUGH. LELAND: WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE
LELAND: WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE CONTINGENCY PLANS OUT THERE.
CONTINGENCY PLANS OUT THERE. WHETHER OR NOT THEY GET PUT INTO
WHETHER OR NOT THEY GET PUT INTO USE OR NOT, WE’LL WAIT AND SEE,
USE OR NOT, WE’LL WAIT AND SEE, AS THE NEGOTIATIONS ON CAPITOL
AS THE NEGOTIATIONS ON CAPITOL HILL CONTINUE, AND THAT BILL
HILL CONTINUE, AND THAT BILL WAS -- THE SPENDING BILL WAS

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