July 29, 2020 / 3:40 PM / 6 days ago

U.S. Attorney General to be tested for COVID-19 after being in contact with Congressman Gohmert

U.S. Attorney General William Barr wears a face mask as he arrives from a break to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be tested for COVID-19, after coming in close contact with Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert on Tuesday when Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed.

Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec added that Barr already faces routine testing for COVID-19 at the White House.

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