Hours before a statement on Sunday confirmed Sen. Rand Paul had contracted coronavirus, he was reportedly seen working out at a congressional gym and swimming in its pool.
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The allegations prompted immediate backlash against the Kentucky Republican, including from a colleague from Arizona. Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema addressed the situation in a tweet.
“I’ve never commented about a fellow Senator’s choices/actions,” she wrote. “Never once. This, America, is absolutely irresponsible. You cannot be near other people while waiting for coronavirus test results. It endangers others & likely increases the spread of the virus.”