BENNIE THOMPSON TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID

The chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Bennie Thompson, said Tuesday that has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing “mild symptoms.”

Thompson announced the positive result two days ahead of his panel’s final scheduled hearing, a prime-time event focusing on what former President Donald Trump was doing during the riot.

“While Chairman Thompson is disappointed with his COVID diagnosis, he has instructed the select committee to proceed with Thursday evening’s hearing.

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