July 29, 2020 / 3:36 PM / 10 days ago

U.S. Attorney General to be tested for COVID-19 after being in contact with Congressman Gohmert

U.S. Attorney General William Barr listens to Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd as Barr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be tested for COVID-19, after coming in close contact with Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert on Tuesday when Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed.

Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec added that Barr already faces routine testing for COVID-19 at the White House.

Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch, Editing by Franklin Paul

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