It was an emotional moment when Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester found out her COVID-19 status Tuesday.
"I have to enter my birthdate. I don't know if it's that I'm so nervous, but I just did the wrong year," she said.
She then let out a huge sigh.
"Negative. Thank you, God. Negative," she sighed again.
Since the attack on the Capitol last Wednesday, I've been self-isolating and recently took a COVID test. I feel very lucky & fortunate that my results came back negative. Thank you to everyone who has reached out with your concerns & prayers. pic.twitter.com/muxV9ipLVr— Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (@RepLBR) January 12, 2021
Blunt Rochester had been self-isolating since last Wednesday. She and other lawmakers were urged to get tested for COVID-19 after having been in close quarters, sheltering with other lawmakers, some who were not wearing masks, after rioters overtook the Capitol building. She was among a handful of lawmakers trapped in the Gallery of the House chambers after the floor had been evacuated.
As she drove into work at the Capitol Wednesday to certify election results, Delaware U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester observed dozens and dozens of flags in support of President Donald Trump and messages written on pick-up trucks that read: "Trump 2020" and "Keep America Great Again."