The Chinese coronavirus is wreaking havoc on every aspect of American life.
On Wednesday things took a turn for the worse.
And this one top Republican just got some bad news about coronavirus.
Florida Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart became the first member of Congress to contract the coronavirus.
Diaz-Balart announced the diagnosis on social media.
I'm feeling much better. However, it's important that everyone take this seriously and follow @CDCgov guidelines in order to avoid getting sick & mitigate the spread of this virus. We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during these trying times. pic.twitter.com/g5W5vSQIyH
— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) March 18, 2020
Diaz- Balart’s admission raised fears of more members of Congress contracting the disease.
The Florida Republican announced his positive test days after he was casting votes on the House floor – which is a cramped space where members often stand shoulder to shoulder.
Diaz-Balart’s diagnosis also raises questions about how Congress will function in this outbreak.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the idea of virtual voting.
And instead of remaining in Washington, D.C. and returning to session as needed members of Congress will scatter back to their home districts making it unclear when they would ever return.
This is uncertainty Americans do not want to deal with at this time.
As the stock market plunges and fear over the spread of the Chinese coronavirus spreads, Americans are looking to Washington, D.C. to provide stability and leadership.
Congress scattering to the wind without any plan to return does not reassure Americans.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.