Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delivers an opening statement before John F. Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in t

Sen. Rand Paul says he has tested positive for coronavirus, making him the first U.S. senator confirmed to have the disease.

Paul's office tweeted the news Sunday afternoon:

As recently as this week Paul, a Kentucky Republican, was lobbying against a proposed coronavirus stimulus package working its way through Capitol Hill. Paul thought that payroll tax cuts for businesses would be more effective.

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