Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky tests positive for coronavirus

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FILE – In this March 5, 2019 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., pauses during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paul is drawing on the star power of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a new ally backing President Donald Trump’s efforts to withdraw U.S. troops from the war in Syria. The new Democratic congresswoman is among a dozen lawmakers signing on to a bipartisan letter to Trump in support of his “deliberate withdrawal” from the country’s war. Paul told reporters Wednesday it’s a continuation of “the bipartisan movement in Congress to snatch back power” from the executive branch when it comes to war authority. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KETK) Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has become the first U.S. Senator to test positive for the coronavirus.

His staff announced the test result on the senator’s twitter feed.

Though the first senator, Paul is the third member of Congress to test positive. U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and Ben McAdams, D-Utah also have tested positive for COVID-19.

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