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Meuser Tests Positive for COVID-19

Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Luzerne) has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Meuser issued a statement on Saturday afternoon announcing the positive result and that he’s following CDC health and safety guidelines. 

“As your member of Congress, I wanted to inform you that, very unfortunately, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Meuser wrote in a statement. “I have been following all CDC health and safety guidelines, and will be taking all necessary actions, including postponing upcoming public events and working from home in quarantine until I receive a negative test result. I am thankful to God that my grown children were not at home and that my wife Shelley has tested negative.”

The Luzerne County Republican added in the statement that although he would be unable to vote on H.R. 8015, the Democratic backed legislation to provide additional funding for the USPS, he would have voted “NAY.”

“Because of this, I will not be present or voting today on H.R. 8015,” Meuser wrote in the press release. “I will, however, submit for the record that I would have voted ‘NAY.’”

Meuser continued in the statement to say that he will always “support a strong, effective post office,” and pointed to Congress allocating a $10 billion loan through the CARES Act to the agency as proof that no more money was needed. 

Every Democratic member of the state’s Congressional delegation, plus Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks), voted for the $25 billion emergency funding bill to the USPS. All other Republicans in the state’s delegation voted no, with the exception of Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Butler) and Meuser, who did not vote. 

Meuser is now the second member of the state’s congressional delegation to test positive for COVID-19. 

In late March, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Butler) tested positive for COVID-19. Kelly has since recovered, although he told KDKA in an interview in late April after his recovery that he lost 30 pounds and said that the virus was “tough to get through.”

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) self-quarantined for two weeks in March after coming into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny) also self-quaranted for two weeks starting in late July after he was in close contact at the capitol with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who tested positive for coronavirus.

15 Responses

  1. This guy was ranked in the Top 10 worst members of Congress to work for in 2019. No press in NEPA about that. Media should look at the Staff turnover.

  2. This guy went around protesting responsible measures to prevent the spread. You can find the articles on google. He was begging for it to happen, yet it’s still sad to see people reap what they sow. I’m glad he’s NOW following CDC guidelines, but I wonder how many others he’s spread it to. Just….sad.

    1. June 19th article has him encouraging mask wearing and CDC guidelines. What articles are you referring to and what are the responsible guidelines you say he protested.

    2. “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
      -Hebrews 13:4

      1. I think the media is aware cheating on your spouse is inappropriate. The comment is in regards to it not being their job to report on those personal issues.

    1. Hes a womanizer and the sleazy truth about our disgraceful congressman will come out once the press stops giving him cover

  3. Anyone who worked with Dan in the .corbett administration knows he is not the Trump fanatic he pretends to be. Getting .covid and surviving is a gut test for some of these guys to back up the hoax narrative. I hope he gets well and did not infect anyone else and once Trump is gone he can become the person he really is

  4. Is getting Covid what it takes to knock some sense into GOP Congs? BTW, Mike Kelly needed to lose 30 lbs. LOL

  5. I don’t agree with Cong Meuser at all but I absolutely hope it is a mild and speedy case of the virus. This is real. It’s not a joke. If it happened to Meuser then it can happen to anyone. Speedy recovery.

    1. Just scroll through his social media. He was slack about wearing a mask. When wearing it he was often photographed with it not covering his nose. This guy appears to have a problem following rules. He’s not honest. He’s not kind. He’s not loyal.

  6. Can’t say I’m sorry to see Trump Fascist Dan Meuser come down with the Trump virus, COVID-19. Trump’s criminally negligent bungling of the pandemic, aided and abetted by Meuser and his ilk, has already cost the lives of 170,000 Americans.

    1. You are clearly a superior person. You are smart and know everything- especially about Dan Meuser. The world needs more people like you, summarizing a man and comparing him to some of the worst in human history- Fascists. Condemning him and rooting for his pain and suffering. You, Sir, clearly have an upper hand on how the world works.

      Write a book. Spread your word.

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