U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker each revealed that they have tested positive for COVID-19 despite both being vaccinated and boosted.
The Democrats announced their health status in separate tweets on Sunday amid a reported rise in cases across the nation which is also dealing with the latest omicron variant of the virus.
Despite her triple shots and previous negative tests, Warren revealed she received a positive test result but was only “experiencing mild symptoms” on Sunday.
“I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case,” the 72-year-old Massachusetts Democrat tweeted. “Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.”
I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case. Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 19, 2021
“As cases increase across the country, I urge everyone who has not already done so to get the vaccine and the booster as soon as possible – together, we can save lives,” the former 2020 presidential candidate added.
Booker explained in his Twitter message that he had begun feeling symptoms on Saturday despite receiving two doses and a booster shot of the vaccine.
“I learned today that I tested positive for COVID-19 after first feeling symptoms on Saturday. My symptoms are relatively mild,” the 52-year-old New Jersey Democrat tweeted. “I’m beyond grateful to have received two doses of vaccine and, more recently, a booster – I’m certain that without them I would be doing much worse.”
I learned today that I tested positive for COVID-19 after first feeling symptoms on Saturday. My symptoms are relatively mild. I’m beyond grateful to have received two doses of vaccine and, more recently, a booster – I’m certain that without them I would be doing much worse.
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) December 20, 2021
“I encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and boosted,” Booker added.
Lawmakers were at the U.S. Capitol last week working to get President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Build Back Better social and environment bill through Congress. The Senate adjourned on Saturday for the holiday break and will return Jan. 3.
Warren and Booker join a long list of members of Congress who have tested positive for COVID.
.@SenWarren is the 97th member of Congress to publicly announced they’ve tested positive for COVID.
15 of those have been senators. Note: last time a senator tested positive, three senators tested positive.
Here’s our list: https://t.co/yHdrQuRLfI
(Let us know anyone missed) https://t.co/nlCwesHKos
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) December 19, 2021
Twitter users reacted to the senators’ news with a mixture of well-wishes and reminders of how those on the other side of the political aisle have been treated.
Prayers up for Senators Elizabeth Warren AND Cory Booker, who both tested positive for COVID today.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 20, 2021
Another rare breakthrough case. https://t.co/cr19nRy3BQ
— Adam Creighton (@Adam_Creighton) December 19, 2021
Wishing @SenWarren all the best in her recovery from COVID. Unlike those on the left who wish the worst on those with opposing political views, we conservatives are tolerant & have respect for God’s gift of life.
— (@magaxx00) December 19, 2021
Elizabeth Warren tests positive for COVID. Remains negative for Native American.
— Murray (@Rothbard1776) December 19, 2021
So @SenWarren is fully vaccinated and she’s had all the boosters. Yet she still got Covid. What does that tell you about the vaccines?
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) December 20, 2021
Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker – both booster. Both have the covid.
Maybe … just maybe, we drop the vax vs unvax and focus on those who get severely sick from covid. The rest of us? Let’s focus on our metabolic health ❤️
— Mary (@RepMaryFranson) December 20, 2021
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