Freshman Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) was unable to attend her town hall meeting on Friday after contracting COVID-19.
A congressional staffer told The Floridian that Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick was slated to address a small group of mostly small business owners at her Tamarac regional office, but had to cancel her appearance after testing positive for the virus earlier in the day.
Just two days earlier, Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive as well and was seen kissing President Joe Biden on the cheek during the 12-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act signing.
We have not been able to confirm if Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick had any contact over the past week or so.
Cherfilus-McCormick, who recently said she would not be joining the Progressive “Squad’ led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was not at the Affordable Care Act event with Presidents Barack Obama and Biden.
This past week, several members of the Florida congressional delegation voted by proxy as a result of the “ongoing public health emergency.
Those members were: Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel, Greg Steube, Gus Bilirakis, Charlie Crist, Ted Deutch, Neil Dunn, and Al Lawson.