After an event at the White House, Nancy Pelosi, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, caught COVID-19.
She was just photographed with Joe Biden. Just days before, Biden was photographed kissing an uncovered Pelosi. Pelosi and Obama are seen embracing in another snap.
According to a White House statement, Biden isn’t a close contact of Speaker Pelosi, as defined by the CDC. It’s unclear why kissing and embracing aren’t considered close contact by the CDC.
Despite spending two years advocating highly stringent methods such as forced masks, injections, booster injections, and government lockdowns, 82-year-old Pelosi acquired the virus.
Another image taken only one day before Pelosi tested positive shows an unmasked Pelosi standing extremely close to Biden and six congressmen.
Pelosi was there as Biden signed the Postal Service Reform Act at the White House.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Rep. James Clyburn, D-South Carolina, and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. are among the legislators. In the shot, Annette Taylor is also visible.
According to the CDC, the President is not a close contact of Speaker Pelosi. Over the previous two days, the President has seen Speaker Pelosi at White House events and had brief conversations with her. The President tested negative last night as part of his routine testing. He will be tested on a regular basis in the future. The White House sent a message wishing Speaker Pelosi a fast recovery.
Pelosi came under criticism in late February after telling Republicans to shut up after they chastised Joe Biden about the 13 American servicemen and women who perished during the administration’s failed troop drawdown from Afghanistan.
During Biden’s State of the Union speech, he mentioned soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan who have been dying as a result of their service-related disabilities.