A Republican from Texas who considers himself to be a close ally of the president caught the deadly Asian disease shortly after he began consistently covering his nose and mouth.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) suspects he contracted the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus after regularly wearing a face mask, which was ironically supposed to prevent him from being infected.

“I do not know about everybody but, when I have a mask on, I am moving it to make it comfortable,” he said in a Twitter video. “I cannot help but wonder if that puts some germs in the mask. Keep the hands off your mask but anyway who knows?”

Gohmert rejected earlier criticism from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who accused several Republican representatives of “violating the rules of the committee” by temporarily removing their masks to sip a cup of coffee.

“As far as the medium that Twitter sends out that I was admonished at the judiciary hearing for not wearing a mask, look, I have worn a mask more in the last week or two than I have in the last months,” Gohmert said. “I was wearing my mask at the judiciary hearing and … well, I never went fussing about you, you had your mask. It was a couple of the other guys who were not wearing a mask—that was not it.”

He revealed he does not feel unwell at all.

“I am asymptomatic [and] I do not have any of the symptoms that are listed as part of COVID-19 [CCP Virus] but apparently I have the Wuhan virus,” he said. “The reports of my demise are a great deal premature.”

He is seriously considering the possibility that the CCP Virus test produced two false results in a row.

“Before you formally enter the White House they test you with the quick test and it tested positive but they get false positives sometimes, so they retested me with the swab,” he said. “It goes way up into your sinuses and, when it finally came back, it was positive too.”

However, Gohmert will remain in isolation until a health professional clears him to return to work.

“Now that I apparently have it I will be very, very careful to make sure I do not give it to anybody else, and we will see how it goes,” he said. “Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was just texting me that the good news is that in 10 days or so I should be fairly well immune.”

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