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Justice Brett Kavanaugh Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19 but is not experiencing symptoms.

In a statement on Friday, the Supreme Court said, “On Thursday, per the Court’s regular testing protocols, Justice Kavanaugh had a routine Covid test ahead of Justice Barrett’s investiture on Friday. On Thursday evening, Justice Kavanaugh was informed that he had tested positive for Covid-19.”

“He has no symptoms and has been fully vaccinated since January. Per current Court testing protocols, all of the Justices were tested Monday morning prior to conference, and all tested negative including Justice Kavanaugh.”

Finally, the statement read, “Justice Kavanaugh’s wife and daughters are also fully vaccinated, and they tested negative on Thursday. As a precaution, Justice and Mrs. Kavanaugh will not attend Justice Barrett’s investiture this morning.”

Read the statement below:

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Kavanaugh has served on the Supreme Court since 2018 when he was appointed by then-President Donald Trump.

CNN’s Kasie Hunt noted that Kavanaugh’s positive test result comes “just days after running with members of Congress and other Washington power players in the ACLI Capital Challenge.”

Last year, Dr. Anthony Fauci called Trump’s nomination ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett a super-spreader event after the president, the first lady, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Sen. Tom Tillis (R-N.C.), and several others tested positive for the virus after attending.

The U.S. is currently adding an average of 111,210 positive cases of COVID-19 per day, which is a 26% decrease from the previous 14-days.

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