November 17, 2020 at 11:07 AM EST
Sen. Grassley says he’s quarantining after publicity to the coronavirus
By Felicia Sonmez and Mike DeBonis
Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), the second-oldest sitting U.S. senator, stated Tuesday that he’s quarantining after being uncovered to the coronavirus.
“I discovered right now that I’ve been uncovered to the coronavirus,” Grassley stated in a press release. “I’ll comply with my medical doctors’ orders and instantly quarantine as I await my check outcomes. I’m feeling effectively and never presently experiencing any signs, nevertheless it’s vital all of us comply with public well being pointers to maintain one another wholesome.”
Grassley’s workplace stated the senator will proceed working remotely from his residence in Iowa. No particulars have been offered on when or how Grassley was uncovered to the virus.
The absence of the 87-year-old senator throws a scheduled Tuesday affirmation vote for controversial Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton into at the least short-term limbo. It additionally means the possible finish of Grassley’s 27-year streak of not lacking a Senate ground vote.
Paul Kane contributed to this report.