Breaking news out of D.C. where we’re learning that Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for Covid:
— Raquel Martin (@RaquelMartinTV) April 26, 2022
From the VP’s office:
Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests. She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence. She has not been a close contact to the President or First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules. She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative.
But what’s funny right now is how CNN’s MJ Lee rephrased that third sentence, changing it from “She has not been a close contact to the President or First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules” to “She is not considered a close contact of President Biden” which sounds like the two aren’t on good terms:
Breaking: Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for Covid, White House says.
She is not considered a close contact of President Biden.
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) April 26, 2022
“Damn that’s cold”:
damn that’s cold https://t.co/Hma43Jjtyt
— andy™ (@andylevy) April 26, 2022
It’s the “meanest” and also the *best* tweet right now:
This is the meanest tweet on twitter right now https://t.co/fUFXz9RWqz
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 26, 2022
Were the two of them ever close?
Hasn't been from the start, it seems like. https://t.co/DvUSu3HLsd
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) April 26, 2022
It’s like an episode from HBO’s “Veep”:
I feel like there's a really good VEEP episode in this. "Not a close contact?!" https://t.co/cCVI7Krnjj
— Boris Kachka (@Borisk) April 26, 2022
We can picture it now:
— Merlin Mann (@hotdogsladies) April 26, 2022
“This is obvious,” tweeted GOP Rep. Andy Biggs:
This is obvious.
We all know that Kamala isn't considered a close contact of Biden! https://t.co/Qi6UgvyPUC
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) April 26, 2022
And have fun on your first day in the briefing room, Ashish Jha:
Interesting day for new Covid response coordinator Ashish Jha's first appearance at the daily White House press briefing https://t.co/L4M4oa0JsW
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) April 26, 2022
We will also point out that this means Vice President Harris won’t be on hand to break any ties:
Dems can’t tie break in the Senate this week even if they had all 50 senators able to vote https://t.co/nwosxJKd7V
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) April 26, 2022
And two other Dem Senators have also tested positive:
*KAMALA HARRIS HAS COVID-19
+ Wyden, Sen. Murphy
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) April 26, 2022
Your move, Cocaine Mitch. RECLAIM THE SENATE.