Donald Trump and Hope Hicks have had contact with numerous Republican Senators, and a Senate COVID outbreak could doom Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.
Matt Fuller tweeted:
If you start thinking about the number of people who have come in close contact with Trump, Hicks, and others in that orbit, it doesn’t take much dot-connecting to see that a number of Senators could have potentially been exposed to this.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) October 2, 2020
If one thinks of Hope Hicks as patient zero in a potential White House outbreak, she exposed Trump and likely other White House staffers. So far, the only current known negative test in the White House is Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, but it is possible, some might say, even probable that a White House outbreak of COVID would quickly find its way into the Republican Senate majority.
A COVID outbreak would require the Senate to shut down for a minimum of two weeks. If any Senators in the majority test positive for the virus, it could be enough to doom the Republican plan to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, before the election.
Trump’s COVID outbreak changes everything, potentially including the GOP scheme to ram through a Supreme Court nominee before Election Day.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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