Internet rages at government that has a test for 'asymptomatic' Rand Paul while hospitals are waiting
Sen. Rand Paul (R) /Donald Trump - Gage Skidmore/Flickr

The announcement on Sunday afternoon that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tested positive for the coronavirus while not showing any symptoms set off commenters on Twitter furious that a test was made available to the lawmaker while the nation's hospitals and doctors are literally begging for the in-demand testing kits from Donald Trump's administration.


Paul's Twitter account announced "Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person," making him the first senator to be afflicted.

That set off a flurry of critical tweets, some of which you can see below: