THIS IS A BREAKING STORY
Reports have emerged that Kamala Harris was taken today to Walter Reed Medical Center:
Just In: Kamala Harris Taken to Walter Reed Medical Centerhttps://t.co/simCSoTzFq
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 18, 2021
The instant speculation is whether it was related to this:
BREAKING: Kamala Harris has made a visit to Walter Reed. She recently visited with the vaccinated Democrats from Texas who tested positive for Covid.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) July 18, 2021
Deadline reports the following:
UPDATE: A day after assurances from the White House that Vice President Kamala Harris did not contract Covid-19 after exposure to two infected Texas legislators, she’s at Walter Reed National Military Medical center for what’s described as a “routine” visit.
The unusual Sunday medical appointment raised eyebrows in the media. But Symone Sanders, senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Harris, said Saturday that the vice president and her staff at a meeting with two infected people were not at risk of exposure to the virus.
The White House assured that Harris and her staff “were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined,” Sanders said. “The Vice President and her staff are fully vaccinated.”
EARLIER: Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff avoided Covid-19 exposure at a recent meeting with Texas lawmakers, two of whom have now tested positive, according to a White House Office of the Vice President spokesperson.
“On Tuesday, July 13th, Vice President Harris met with members of the Texas state legislature who are temporarily in Washington, D.C. Earlier today, it was brought to our attention that two of the members at that meeting tested positive for COVID-19,” said Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders.
Fox News assures it is just a “routine” visit. We will see. Read more:
Vice President Kamala Harris is going for what a White House official told Fox News is a “routine doctor’s appointment” at Walter Reed Medical Center on Sunday.
The visit to the Bethesda, Maryland, hospital comes after she met with Texas Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday. Three of the Democrats had tested positive for coronavirus, with one testing positive Friday night and two others Saturday morning.
Fox News asked Harris’ office if the vice president is showing any symptoms of COVID-19 but they did not immediately respond.
On Saturday, Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders said that Harris had not been in close contact with the infected lawmakers.
“Based on the timeline of these positive tests, it was determined the Vice President and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined,” Sanders said in a statement, adding that Harris and her staff have been fully vaccinated.
Harris’ visit to Walter Reed came as she tweeted a warning about the Delta variant of the virus: “The Delta variant is no joke. Get vaccinated.”