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Newly-elected Republican congressman Jake LaTurner tests positive for Covid-19 hours after voting against Biden's election win on night of mob chaos

 A newly-elected Kansas congressman has tested positive for Covid-19 just hours after taking part in the House vote in a bid to stop Joe Biden's election win. 

Rep. Jake LaTurner, a Republican, released a statement saying he received the test result after he was in the Capitol on Wednesday on a day of mayhem as pro-Trump rioters stormed the building.

His spokesperson said in a tweet: 'Late Wednesday evening, Congressman Jake LaTurner received a positive test result for Covid-19.

Newly-elected Kansas congressman Jake LaTurner has tested positive for Covid-19 just hours after taking part in a House vote

Newly-elected Kansas congressman Jake LaTurner has tested positive for Covid-19 just hours after taking part in a House vote

'Congressman LaTurner took the test as part of Washington DC's travel guidelines that requires visitors be tested. He is not experiencing any symptoms at this time.


'Congressman LaTurner is following the advice of the House physician and CDC guidelines and, therefore, does not plan to return to the House floor for votes until he is cleared to do so.'

Earlier on Wednesday, LaTurner had voted on the Arizona objection to the electoral college. 

The Republican released a statement saying he received the test result after he was in the Capitol on Wednesday

The Republican released a statement saying he received the test result after he was in the Capitol on Wednesday

He had earlier indicated he would object to certify Joe Biden's election win, backing President Trump and his unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud.

He joined fellow Kansas Representatives Ron Estes and Tracey Mann in their bid to stop the President-Elect being sworn in.

They said in a joint statement: 'It is the duty of Congress to certify electors for the presidential election based on the laws passed by state legislators. 

He had earlier indicated he would object to certify Joe Biden's election win, backing President Trump and his unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud

He had earlier indicated he would object to certify Joe Biden's election win, backing President Trump and his unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud

'With several states facing serious allegations of voter fraud and violations of their own state laws, the Kansas Republican delegation in the House will object to the certification of electors in multiple states on January 6. 

'This action is not taken lightly and comes after extensive study and research. 

'Kansans deserve to know that all legal, and only legal, votes were counted. 

'We hope our actions begin to restore the confidence of tens of millions of our fellow Americans that feel their sacred right to vote is under attack.'

LaTurner did not return to the floor after the vote yesterday once he had received his positive test. 

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