Monday, GOP Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson stated that he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett even if he is still positive with COVID-19.
Johnson, who tested positive for coronavirus Friday, was asked during a radio interview what he would do if the Senate held a vote to confirm Barrett while he was still infected.
Johnson responded by saying that even if he’s required to be on the Senate floor to vote he will do so, saying that he has informed leadership.
“If we have to go in and vote, I’ve already told leadership I’ll go in a moon suit,” Johnson said during the interview with 630 KHOW.
Ron Johnson was the 3rd Republican senator in 24 hours to test positive. Utah Sen. Mike Lee was the first U.S. senator who was present at the White House last Saturday for the Supreme Court nomination to test positive for coronavirus, announcing earlier Friday that he would be heading home to recover. North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis then tested positive. Tillis was also at the White House event and met with Barrett on Wednesday in the Capitol.
“This test came back positive. Senator Johnson feels healthy and is not experiencing symptoms. He will remain isolated until given the all-clear by his doctor,” Johnson’s office said Saturday in a statement.
Johnson is the only senator not at the White House event to test positive thus far, as the Daily Caller reported.