Pelosi tests positive for COVID after days of contact with Biden

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office released a statement saying that the Democrat leader has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fox News.

The House leader contracted the virus after two full years of pushing strict coronavirus protolols at the House of Representatives.

Pelosi’s office made the announcement that the 82-year-old had contracted the virus just as she was about to hold her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

“After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” Drew Hammill tweeted. “The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided.” He added: “The Speaker will quarantine consistent with CDC guidance, and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted, and test regularly.”

Pelosi has been all over Capitol Hill, including on Wednesday when she was with President Joe Biden himself for a bill signing event on postal reform legislation. She stood unmasked next to her fellow octogenarian and was even seen kissing Biden on the cheek Tuesday at another event.

According to The White House, Biden tested negative for the virus on Wednesday evening and Pelosi was not considered a close contact, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as contact of at least 15 minutes at less than six feet apart.

“The President is not considered a close contact of Speaker Pelosi as defined by the CDC. The President saw Speaker Pelosi at White House events and had brief interactions over the course of the last two days,” the White House said in a statement.

“Last night as a part of his regular testing cadence, the President tested negative. He will continue to be tested regularly. The President wishes Speaker Pelosi a speedy recovery.”