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Mike Pence’s Inner Circle Tests Positive for COVID-19


An unknown number of Vice President Mike Pence’s inner circle test positive for COVID-19. The Czar of the coronavirus task force did not keep his staff safe from the infection that, as of Oct. 25, 2020, has killed 225,212 people with 8,631,921 infections in the United States alone.

According to CNN, the VP’s chief of staff, Marc Short, close aid Zack Bauer, and Mary Obst, a senior political adviser, are infected. Naturally, there are concerns that more cases will be revealed; one might even say, “they’re scared.”

However, the numbers do not add up. On Saturday, October 24, a source from Pence’s office reported three staff members had contracted COVID-19. Today’s announcement includes Obst, who is not a government employee, so it is unlikely she was in yesterday’s count.

CNN reports, the VP and Second Lady tested negative on Sunday, according to a White House official. The pair will not follow the CDC’s guidelines to self-isolate despite having contact with several individuals who recently tested positive.

Bauer spends a great deal of time with Pence as his job is to be with the VP throughout the day, which keeps them in close contact. Since Tuesday, the aid has not been in the office when he left to self-quarantine after learning of Obst’s infection status. He tested positive four days later.

Pence’s office refuses to divulge the names of the aides who tested positive for COVID-19. The White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, also refused to provide any information but mentioned the VP would be wearing a mask and social distancing when he returns to the campaign trail.

Like his boss, President Donald Trump, he does not demonstrate concern for his co-workers, staff members, and everyone else working in the Capitol Building — let alone their constituents.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


CNN: At least 5 of Vice President Pence’s aides test positive for coronavirus

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