U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) told a radio talk show he would vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court bench regardless of having tested positive for COVID-19.
"If we have to go in and vote, I've already told leadership I’ll go in a moon suit," Johnson said. Adding that he felt "perfectly normal" without any symptoms. He also said he didn't know where he became infected, but would be going for follow-up testing and blood work.
Johnson was the third Republican to test positive for COVID-19 in two days, along with Senators Mike Lee (UT) and Thom Tillis (NC).
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