House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has tested positive for COVID-19, her office announced Thursday. Pelosi, who recently celebrated her 82nd birthday, is far more likely to be killed by the virus than a younger person, according to science. A Washington Free Beacon contact-tracing analysis of Pelosi's public appearances over the past 72 hours suggests that her irresponsible behavior could threaten the lives of the Democratic Party's senior leaders, most of whom are also elderly.
On Wednesday, for example, Pelosi and other senior Democrats were at the White House to observe President Joe Biden, 79, sign into law legislation reforming the U.S. Postal Service. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) was there, along with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.), who will turn 83 in June, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D., S.C.), who will turn 82 in July.
Earlier this week, prominent Netflix producer Barack Obama joined Pelosi at the White House to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the so-called Affordable Care Act. Vice President Kamala Harris, who is "one heartbeat away" from the presidency, wore a brown suit that reminded many observers of a UPS uniform.
Pelosi embraced Biden at the event, spreading her COVID germs all over his face. Gross.
We are literally shaking right now.