Two of Vice President Mike Pence’s closest political advisers have examined optimistic for Covid-19.
Pence’s workplace mentioned in an announcement Saturday evening that his chief of workers, Marc Brief, “started quarantine” after studying of the analysis and was cooperating with a contact-tracing effort.
“Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence each examined detrimental for COVID-19 right now, and stay in good well being,” vice presidential spokesman Devin O’Malley mentioned within the assertion.
“Whereas Vice President Pence is taken into account a detailed contact with Mr. Brief, in session with the White Home Medical Unit, the Vice President will preserve his schedule in accordance with the CDC tips for important personnel,” he mentioned.
Pence nonetheless plans to journey to North Carolina on Sunday, his workplace mentioned.
Moreover, a supply acquainted with the matter advised NBC Information that Pence’s senior political adviser, Marty Obst, additionally examined optimistic.
Obst was on the debate in Salt Lake Metropolis with Pence Oct. 7, posing maskless with him and others after the occasion. Obst just isn’t a authorities worker.
The vice chairman wore a masks Saturday whereas touring on Air Pressure Two for his marketing campaign occasions in Lakeland and Tallahassee, Florida, and he took it off for his remarks.
Pence mentioned through the Tallahassee occasion that he could be on the ground for Monday evening’s Senate affirmation vote for Decide Amy Coney Barrett.
“As vice chairman I am President of the Senate. And I am gonna be within the chair as a result of I would not miss that vote for the world,” he mentioned. “And I will make you a prediction, come this Monday evening, Decide Amy Coney Barrett goes to be Justice Amy Coney Barrett. We’re gonna fill that seat.”
During the last a number of weeks, Pence has solely from time to time worn a face masking, together with Friday whereas early voting indoors.
In the beginning of October, President Donald Trump announced he had the virus and, after being handled at Walter Reed Medical Middle, mentioned he had totally recovered days later.
Dennis Romero contributed.