Senator Chuck Grassley has been exposed to Covid and has taken a test to see if he’s contracted the virus. The 87 year old Grassley is third in line to the presidency. In a written statement, Grassley said he is in quarantine as he waited for his test results. Grassley said he feels well and isn’t experiencing any symptoms, but he added quote “it’s important we all follow public health guidelines to keep each other healthy.”
Grassley’s absence from the senate today (Tuesday) means it’s likely the senate’s Republican leader will delay the confirmation vote on a judicial nominee. Grassley has not missed a vote in the U.S. Senate since 1993, during Bill Clinton’s first term as president.