Kamala Harris Suspends Travel For Just 2 Days After Member of Her Staff Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Kamala Harris has announced that she will suspend traveling for just two days after one of her staffers tested positive for coronavirus, despite official CDC guidance saying those exposed should self-isolate for 14 days.
“Campaign announces Kamala Harris is suspending her travel until Sunday, Oct.18, after her communications director, Liz Allen, and a non-staff flight crew member tested positive for coronavirus,” tweeted CNN’s Sarah Mucha.
Here is the full statement. Joe Biden has not had contact with any of these individuals and will continue all travel, per campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon. pic.twitter.com/1GUgBwBOrw— Sarah Mucha (@sarahmucha) October 15, 2020
Communications director Liz Allen tested positive for COVID-19 as did a non-staff flight crew member.
However, the Harris campaign claims that Biden’s running mate “was not in close contact” with either of the individuals and therefore doesn’t have to quarantine.
“Kamala Harris has had contact with someone tested positive but is only suspending travel for 2 days,” commented Raheem Kassam. “Just remember how the media would be spinning this if it wasn’t Kamala Harris.”
Kamala Harris has had contact with someone tested positive but is only suspending travel for 2 days.— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) October 15, 2020
Just remember how the media would be spinning this if it wasn't Kamala Harris. https://t.co/p2JEij6VAx pic.twitter.com/AQqrnVlgTO
When President Trump tested positive for coronavirus, the media was irate about his swift recovery and news reporters had meltdowns over him removing his mask despite being nowhere near anybody.
One wonders if they’ll hold Harris to the same standard.
Don’t hold your breath.