A vendor hawks Trump-themed face masks for $10 during a protest rally outside the Pennsylvania Capitol Building regarding the continued closure of businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Mark Makela/Getty Images
A Republican lawmaker got sick, and no one told Democratic representatives.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat, posted an explosive Twitter thread Wednesday evening warning that he may have been exposed to the coronavirus by his Republican colleagues — and that those colleagues kept him in the dark.
RESIGN: Today we learned that House Speaker @MikeTurzai has known that Republican Members have either tested positive, or been quarantined, and withheld this information from Democrats including those of us who serve on the committees with those members!
— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) May 27, 2020
Shortly before Sims’s tweets, a Republican representative, Andrew Lewis, released a statement admitting that he