- Wicker’s office says he has been vaccinated and is being treated by his Tupelo physician
- He is the second vaccinated senator after South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham to test positive
- Soon after his announcement, King’s office announced his positive test, despite taking precautions like traveling to Maine via car
- Hickenlooper, a Democrat, was the third to confirm a positive test Thursday
- Wicker is isolating and his symptoms are ‘mild’
- Senate held a series of votes last Tuesday and Wednesday
- By GEOFF EARLE, DEPUTY U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
The coronavirus pandemic reared its head in the Capitol again on Thursday, with three sitting senators announcing they have tested positive for COVID-19.
The trio are the latest to suffer ‘breakthrough’ infections despite being vaccinated.
Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi was the first to announce a positive test on Thursday. He is currently in isolation, his spokesperson said Thursday. Soon after Wicker’s announcement, Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent who caucuses with Democrats, announced he, too, had tested positive.
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