The Rev. Louis Homer will take the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat his COVID-19, he said this week.
Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday night, Homer (R-Tx.) Said his doctor had prescribed him medication – which scientific evidence has shown ineffective to treat the disease – and would begin treatment by the end of the week.
“The doctor and I are all and I got the text before I came from a dear friend, [a] a doctor who just found out he had it and he said he started HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] regime, too, “said the Texas Republican online.
Homert, 66, said his treatment would also include zinc and erythromycin, an antibiotic often used as an alternative to people with penicillin allergies.
GOPer continued to receive knocks from those who criticized him after the diagnosis, for his frequent refusal to wear masks.
“I have a little bit of a taste of what you and the president get every day,”; Homer told host Sean Hannity: “The left has come to naught.”
Homert was often seen walking around the Capitol without disguise, defending his decision in a CNN interview last month as unnecessary because he said he was checked regularly.
“[I]f As I understand it, you will never see me without a mask, “he said online in June.
On Wednesday, Homert was tested again, this time before a planned trip with President Trump to the Air Force I in West Texas. The test returned positive.
As a result, three deputies of the Chamber announced their decision to quarantine: rep. Kay Granger (R-Tx.), Raoul Grialva (D-Ariz.) And Mike Johnson (R-La.).
Attorney General William Barr was tested Wednesday after Homert was exposed, but the test returned negative.
Homer is the seventh member of the Chamber to test for positivity for the virus.
Rep. Mario Diaz Ballart (R-Fla.), Neil Dunn (R-Fla.), Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa), Ben McAdams (D-Utah), Tom Rice (RS.C.) .) as well as Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) also tested positive.