Less than an hour after Sherman posted a tweet with the text of the aide’s email, he said he had received a “flood” of additional emails from other GOP staffers making similar claims.
“Jake, thank you for letting our office know Louie tested positive for the Coronavirus,” the email from Gohmert’s aide read.
PLAYBOOK PM: After we reported that @replouiegohmert was positive, we got an email from a Gohmert aide. pic.twitter.com/x31CSOdkLf — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 29, 2020.
Sherman’s tweet must have been widely viewed by congressional staffers, because he soon followed up his initial post with a tweet claiming that he’d been contacted by several different Republican aides making similar claims.
“Ever since PM came out, I’ve gotten a flood of emails from republican staffers who say they too are being forced to come to the hill without a mask now,” he wrote, urging any additional employees to message him as well.
Ever since PM came out, Ive gotten a flood of emails from republican staffers who say they too are being forced to come to the hill without a mask now.
Rep. Louie Gohmert thinks that it’s possible that wearing a mask gave him COVID. pic.twitter.com/kucy119Pcv — Charlie Gile (@CharlieGileNBC) July 29, 2020. »