In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, former GOP Rep. Allen West (R-FL) announced that he is showing symptoms of COVID-19 that he is treating with Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin since he has not been vaccinated.
West who recently headed up the Texas GOP before stepping down, wrote on Twitter: "After taking COVID and flu shots, Angela West tested positive for COVID yesterday, Friday. Col. West is experiencing a low grade fever and light body aches. Out of concern for public health, Col. West is suspending in-person events until receiving an all-clear indication."
He added, "Col. West will be available through virtual means to do events until his family's health issue is rectified. He is already taking Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin protocols. The West family thanks y'all for your prayers. 'God's blessings and Texas First!" before clarifying that he is not anti-vaxx, but believes it is a personal choice.
According to the Daily Beast, "On Thursday night, West spoke to a packed indoor crowd at a yacht club outside of Houston, without a mask in sight."
You can see his tweets below:
2/ Col. West will be available through virtual means to do events until his family's health issue is rectified. H… https://t.co/USYEbuV7Tl— Allen West (@Allen West) 1633784445.0