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Sen. Kelly Loeffler Tests Negative for COVID-19 After 2 Staffers Test Positive

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday after two of her staffers tested positive for the virus. “On Friday, Senator Loeffler was tested for COVID-19 after learning that two of her DC Senate staffers had tested positive. Senator Loeffler tested negative,” a spokesperson from her office said in a statement. “Senator Loeffler is more energized than ever to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court Justice on Monday before returning home and traveling the state to meet with hardworking Georgians,” her office added. The Republican-controlled Senate reconvened on Saturday to debate Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, as Democrats continued to oppose the process. The move to convene a meeting over the weekend makes way for a final confirmation vote to take place on Monday. Democrats called up a series of bills such as the Violence Against Women Act and a pandemic spending …