(Natural News) Republicans in the House of Representatives are strongly criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party for allowing Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin to cast her vote for Speaker of the House a mere six days after she announced that she had tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
Following the 2020 election, the Democratic Party's margin of victory in the House of Representatives was greatly reduced. They now have only 222 seats compared to the Republicans' 212, with one seat remaining undecided.
Because of this very narrow margin, and with fears that the progressives in the House may hold her speakership hostage in exchange for some concessions, Pelosi could not afford anybody not being present to give her the Speaker's gavel for another two years.
Moore, a Pelosi ally, flew to Washington. She wrote in a tweet that her quarantine period had ended and she was cleared for travel just six days after she first announced that she would be self-isolating.
Moore announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus on Dec. 28, although she failed to divulge when she was tested. In a tweet she wrote, she announced that she had completed her quarantine in just six days and was "medically cleared to travel and work on behalf of Wisconsin's Fourth Congressional District."
According to revised guidelines put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, quarantines after a positive test can be cut down to between seven to 10 days. Even if Moore had cut down her quarantine to just one week, she still should not be allowed to travel to cast her vote.
Moore's actions are further suspect because her spokesperson has not responded directly to news outlets when asked if the representative from Wisconsin has tested negative for COVID-19 before her trip to the Capitol.