New Jersey Democrat Congresswoman Who Has COVID-19 Blames Capitol Incursionists, Colleagues

CAMDEN, NJ – A New Jersey Congresswoman who was present at the time of the Washington D.C. incursion at the U.S. Capitol building has tested positive for COVID-19 and today, she blames her Republican colleagues and those who entered the building for her infection.

Coleman said she had a COVID-19 test done on Monday and tested positive.

Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test. I have tested positive,” she said. “I am home resting at this time. While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents.”

Coleman did not say whether or not she was wearing her own protective mask at the time to protect her from the COVID-19 virus she claims was in the room with her.

“There seems to be a little confusion out there. I’m home, working on behalf of NJ12 and resting when I can. I have not been hospitalized. I appreciate your prayers and concerns. Don’t worry — the social media timestamps sometimes get me too,” she said.

At this time, it is uncertain if any of her colleagues she blamed for her infection have also tested positive.  Watson, on her Twitter profile says she is a member of the Progressive Democratic Member of the Resistance.