Louie Gohmert believes he ‘most likely’ got COVID-19 from wearing mask

By Jorge Fitz-GibbonJuly 30, 2020 | 12:21pm | Updated

Rep. Louie Gohmert said he “can’t help but wonder” if wearing a face mask was what led to him becoming infected with the coronavirus.

The Texas Republican, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and has been chided in the past for refusing to wear a face covering, said he finally started wearing a mask in recent days — and that it likely got him infected, he told local news station KETK-TV.

“There are an awful lot of people that think it’s a great thing to do all the time,” Gohmert said. “But I can’t help but think that if I hadn’t been wearing a mask so much in the last 10 days or so, I really wonder if I would’ve gotten it.”

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