WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert confirmed he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus when he visited the White House earlier on Wednesday.
Gohmert, in a video posted to Twitter, added that he is asymptomatic and said he had worn a face mask frequently in the past week or two, including at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.
The Texas lawmaker, who had previously refused to wear a mask amid the pandemic, said he tested positive for COVID-19 in a quick test at the executive mansion, as well as in a follow-up swab test.
(This story corrects day of week for hearing in paragraph two)
Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim Ahmann