(DCWatchdog.com) – HAPPENING NOW: United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, has tested positive for COVID-19.
In the Order of Presidential Succession, the Speaker of the House is second in line to the presidency after the Vice President.
Pelosi is 82 years old and, by all accounts, in generally good health.
According to a tweet sent out by her chief of staff, Drew Hammill, Pelosi, who is reported to be fully vaccinated and boosted, is said to be asymptomatic and quarantined.
According to the BBC, “The news of Mrs. Pelosi’s diagnosis comes as the US approaches 1 million Covid-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic.”
This is a breaking news report.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tests positive for Covid https://t.co/kWmXchphyB
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 7, 2022