Four Republican members of Congress so far — Senator Ted Cruz and Representatives Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar and Doug Collins — have announced that they are quarantining themselves after learning they were in contact two weeks ago with an attendee at CPAC who later tested positive. Gaetz told Washington Post reporter Ben Terris that Gaetz was aboard Air Force One when he learned the news and that he was put into a “closed-up room” after he found out. CNN White House reporter Betsy Klein points out the above video of Gaetz making sure people stay a safe distance away from him after getting off the plane.
Gaetz said: “I refused to go into his office, I stood outside the door. I told him he could talk from that distance. “
– Ben Terris (@bterris) March 9, 2020
Gaetz also rode in the presidential limousine with president Trump on the route from Mar a Lago to the airport:
Here is Rep. Matt Gaetz exiting the Beast and entering Air Force One in Florida today. pic.twitter.com/BSmVuV3MdZ
– Maegan Vazquez (@maeganvaz) March 9, 2020