As we told you earlier, GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert has tested positive for COVID-19.
Comments from Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer apparently sparked a spate of alarmed tweets from the media that had to be reeled back in:
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) July 29, 2020
Deleting this tweet – Hoyer corrected himself later in the call with reporters saying he meant Rand Paul went to the gym after testing positive, not Gohmert pic.twitter.com/p1tx6vatGe
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) July 29, 2020
The original tweets from the media gained plenty of traction before being withdrawn.
Gohmert also weighed in:
The reports of my visiting the member gym are more #fakenews. I have not been to the member gym in weeks.
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) July 29, 2020
This story was yet another example of how somebody “misspeaking” to the media can spread misinformation in record time. And speaking of misinformation…
— Susan Ferrechio (@susanferrechio) July 29, 2020
That isn’t true. Rand left the Capitol immediately after getting his test results. https://t.co/2yWkYlsRtA
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) July 29, 2020
They can't keep up with the lies…over time this is what happens
— Reese 🎭 (@Chayil7) July 29, 2020
Over and over and over again.