(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Vice President Kamala Harris requires a negative test for COVID-19 for anyone who would like to take a photo with her during the eventual swearing-in ceremony for the new U.S. Congress, a report reveals.
Harris’s coronavirus testing requirement applies to any U.S. Senator and their family members or guests who would like a photo op with the Vice President, who is also the President of the U.S. Senate.
The requirement was revealed in an email blast by the U.S. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Protocol Office to all Senate offices, Breitbart News reported.
“The Vice President’s office has requested that we send their standard COVID-19 protocol information to offices participating in the reenactment opportunity in the Old Senate Chamber. Please see their suggested process below,” the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Protocol Office’s email said.
“We look forward to welcoming all Senators and their families for the reenactment opportunity,” it added.
The email contained a forwarded message from Harris’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Grisella Martinez,
“We look forward to welcoming your Senator to the ceremonial reenactment for incoming and newly re-elected Senators in the Old Senate Chamber,” Martinez wrote.
“As you are aware, White House COVID-19 protocols require that anyone over two years of age who will interact with the Vice President take a medically-administered antigen test within 24 hours prior to interaction, and receive a negative result. This policy applies regardless of vaccination status,” Harris’s official added.
Martinez said U.S. Senators, their families, and guests for the inauguration could have a coronavirus antigen test in a U.S. Senate office building on Tuesday morning.
Alternatively, they can “submit the negative results of a medically administered test emailed to” a White House email address before 9 am on Tuesday.
The report quoted sources familiar with the matter as saying that some members of the U.S. Senate are “so upset” that they may be unable to take part in the photo ceremony, so they may decide to “snub the vice president on the first day of the new Congress.”
“This many years into the pandemic, especially as the Biden administration is in court currently trying to argue the pandemic is over and it should be allowed to lift Title 42 authority at the border, this is beyond ridiculous,” stated one source close to a senator.
“Senators’ children and grandchildren should not be subjected to this insanity so Kamala can pretend to care about fighting coronavirus. At what point does the madness end?” the source wondered.