Another member of the Senate's Republican leadership has tested positive for coronavirus.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who was just elected the next chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, announced Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19 that morning. He joins Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who tested positive earlier this week, in working from home until he tests negative. Scott advised everyone to wear a mask, social distance, and "listen to public health officials" as Thanksgiving approaches — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned everyone against traveling for the holiday.
Both Scott and Grassley knew earlier this week they had been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and missed a pivotal vote to advance President Trump's Federal Reserve Board nominee Judy Shelton.