Lindsey Graham may have exposed multiple senators to Covid on Joe Manchin’s DC houseboat
Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, hosted a group of senators on his Washington, DC houseboat over the weekend. Guests included Republican Lindsey Graham, who tested positive despite being fully vaccinated.
Manchin, who’s also vaccinated, said he tested negative on Monday. The other senators in attendance were Democrats Mark Kelly of Arizona, Chris Coons of Delaware, Jacky Rosen of Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, Maria Cantwell of Washington, and Republican John Thune of South Dakota. Manchin said the bipartisan gathering was “all outdoors” and that everyone was vaccinated.
Spokespeople for Thune, Rosen, and Coons said the lawmakers tested negative on Monday. The other senators’ offices didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.