Texas Democratic leadership continues to shield the identities of multiple, truant state representatives who have tested positive for SARS-Cov-2, even as the virus continues to spread among individuals who have had contact with the self-exiled legislators.
It's a sharp contrast to the treatment many Republicans and conservatives received over the past year, when the positive COVID tests of multiple GOP members were covered aggressively by the media.
The COVID-positive Texas lawmakers are among the roughly 50 Democrats who fled their state for Washington in a bid to preempt a vote on GOP election reform legislation. Their identities remain mostly shrouded in mystery, although some have come forward voluntarily to reveal their positive test results.
The Texas House Democratic caucus has told media it is refusing to release the nameson its own, citing privacy concerns. Media outlets appear to have made little effort to learn those identities.