Rep. Bennie Thompson tests positive for COVID-19, White House hearing continues in his absence

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Published: Jul. 19, 2022 at 9:33 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Congressman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., has tested positive for COVID-19.

Thompson issued the following statement.

Prior to his diagnosis, Thompson, chairman of the House Jan. 6 committee, was in the middle of a hearing focusing on the January 6 attack on the White House.

The panel will still hold its prime-time hearing on Thursday, according to a spokesman.

Committee spokesman Tim Mulvey said the committee’s eighth hearing this summer will proceed. He did not say if Thompson will participate virtually.

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