Kelly Tests Positive for COVID-19

One member of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Butler) issued a statement from his home on Friday afternoon announcing the positive test result.

“When I started experiencing mild flu-like symptoms earlier this week, I consulted my primary care physician. My doctor ordered a test for COVID-19, which I obtained at the drive-through testing site at Butler Memorial Hospital. My test came back positive this afternoon,” Kelly said in the statement. “Thank you to my doctor Bill DiCuccio and the staff at Butler Memorial for their excellent care. My symptoms remain mild, and I will serve the 16th district from home until I fully recover. Additionally, my staff is tele-working and still available to constituents who need assistance.”

While Kelly is the lone member of the state’s Congressional delegation to date to test positive for COVID-19, Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) issued a statement last week announcing that he was self-quarinting for two weeks at home after coming into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient. 

 

March 27th, 2020 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 14 Comments

14 thoughts on “Kelly Tests Positive for COVID-19”

  1. retired military says:

    It is sad that there is so very much vitriol in these comments. The take home points are that the situation is real; it will get worse and that it is not biased against males, females others, Republicans, Democrats, others and non-Americans. How soon we take action, like the representative, will determine how bad this becomes.

    When you need to fly a fighter jet, you get a fighter jet pilot trained for that aircraft. When there is a health condition or crisis you get medical scientists/professionals and in neither case do you get a politician or a views – I mean NEWS- caster.

    We must be more civil and caring for each other.

    1. Robert Robertson says:

      You must be new here. Folks like Dave Diano have been spewing hatred on this website for years.

      1. David Diano says:

        Robert-

        Pointing out what an asshat Kelly is and how dangerous he is when he’s “functioning” with his actual policy positions isn’t “spewing hatred”, it’s “spewing facts” about how worthless Kelly is as a politician (and human being).

        Kelly, and people like him, have been attacking the health, welfare and safety of people for their whole careers. And, ironically, due to his position in government, he’s getting better quality healthcare than his constituents have access to.

  2. FormerGOPer says:

    No way this is true. Donald Trump, who never lies, said that this is a Democratic hoax and the cases would be going down to zero very soon!

    Are you telling me that Trump is a liar?

    1. David Diano says:

      Trump is “aspirational” though more ass than pirational (or presidential)

  3. Erie Enabler says:

    Wish him a good recovery. But he obviously believed his Leader that this was a hoax and there would be no more cases. Kelly and the enablers are responsible for deaths and a wrecked economy, but if their followers keep believing and watching g Fox, then our future is sealed. Let’s hope not.

  4. Jayme Wilson says:

    Truth hurts doesn’t it Huh? You rednecks are all alike – just like Trump, BULLIES! You cry when confronted!

  5. David Diano says:

    While it’s always “nice” to wish someone who’s ill a “full recovery”, below are a few of the repugnant and inhuman/inhumane positions and statements that Kelly has made in the past (and would continue to make if “fully recovered”).

    From Wikipedia:

    “In 2019 he stated that, as a person of Irish and Anglo Saxon descent, he considers himself a person of color”

    Political positions
    “Deep state” conspiracy theories
    When speaking at a Mercer County Republican Party event in 2017, Kelly advanced the conspiracy theory that former president Barack Obama was running a “shadow government” to undermine President Trump. When asked about these remarks, Kelly said that they were meant to be private. After the remarks made national news, Kelly’s spokesperson said that Kelly did not believe that Obama “is personally operating a shadow government”.

    Donald Trump
    Mike Kelly has argued against the release of President Donald Trump’s tax returns by the House Ways and Means Committee.

    In December 2019, Kelly likened the impeachment to the Attack on Pearl Harbor. He said the date in which Trump was impeached is “another date that will live in infamy,” referring to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s December 1941 statement about the Pearl Harbor attack.

    Environment
    In July 2014, Kelly compared the Environmental Protection Agency to terrorists while attacking EPA regulations limiting power plant emissions, saying “You talk about terrorism – you can do it in a lot of different ways,… But you terrorize the people who supply everything this country needs to be great – and you keep them on the sidelines – my goodness, what have we become?”

    In September 2018, Kelly was rated 0% by the Clean Water Action group.

    Healthcare
    On August 1, 2012, Kelly called the HHS mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) – which requires health insurers or employers that provide their employees with health insurance to cover some contraceptive costs in their health insurance plans – an attack on Americans’ constitutionally protected religious rights and that August 1, 2012, would go down in infamy as “the day that religious freedom died”

    1. Huh says:

      David-

      Shut the fuck up you piece of shit.

      1. David Diano says:

        Huh

        Omg. I feel so pwned by your point-by-point rebuttal.

        I’m so ashamed that I might quarantine myself so others can’t see my shame.

        1. Huh says:

          I see. You act like a shitbird and feel taking the high road is still an option.

          I can agree and disagree with you points. But the point of your statements is to rationalize why you wish a horrible personal attack on an individual you dont even know.

          You are a turd of the lowest septic system’s experience.

    2. FormerGOPer says:

      I’m glad you posted how hypocritical the GOP is.

    3. Peter says:

      To bad Dave, obviously the voters in his district disagree with you. That’s why we keep reelecting him.

  6. The Huckabeast says:

    Don’t politically agree with him, but wish a full recovery.

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