Rep. Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana) and his wife and son have all contracted COVID-19. While it is unclear whether Higgins or his family have been vaccinated, the representative previously has supported getting rid of mask mandates and making vaccination optional.

Higgins publicized the news on Facebook this Sunday in a tweet:

“We very much appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love and kindness over the past 10 days from the hundreds of friends and supporters who have reached out to me directly.

I keep my family’s private business very quiet, because of the evil in the world, yet we are uplifted by the love of God’s children, and quiet privacy does not mean secrecy, so, here’s the update.

I have COVID, Becca has COVID, my son has COVID. Becca and I had COVID before, early on, in January 2020, before the world really knew what it was. So, this is our second experience with the CCP biological attack weaponized virus… and this episode is far more challenging. It has required all of my devoted energy.

We are all under excellent care, and our prognosis is positive. We are very healthy generally speaking, and our treatment of any health concern always encompasses western, eastern, and holistic variables.

I ask that my family’s privacy be respected. Media inquiries should be directed to my DC office. I love and respect you all. I am honored and humbled to serve you in Congress. Our mission will continue. My family and I will recover fully. Your prayerful support is felt deep within my family and will never be forgotten.

Respectfully,
Clay Higgins”

We very much appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love and kindness over the past 10 days from the hundreds of…

Posted by Congressman Clay Higgins on Sunday, July 25, 2021

In a May Facebook post, Higgins said, “If you want to get vaccinated, get vaccinated. If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. If you don’t, then don’t. That’s your right as a free American.”

In Louisiana, it is currently still not allowed to have large gatherings. It is also recommended to wear a mask if you showing symptoms.

Higgins is the second member of Congress to get COVID this month after Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Florida).

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