PETERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — Returning home from Washington D.C., Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (R-Peters) is in self-quarantine at home in Peters Township at the recommendation of the U.S. House of Representative’s physician, the congressman told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Wednesday.
Reschenthaler said he was among several congressmen in close contact at the U.S. Capitol with Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), who tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday morning.READ MORE: Crews Spend Hours Trying To Gain Control Of Massive Scrapyard Fire On Neville Island
Both Gohmert and Reschenthaler serve on the House Judiciary Committee, which held a hearing with Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday. Reschenthaler says he was with Gohmert following that hearing.READ MORE: Pine-Richland Head Football Coach Eric Kasperowicz And Entire Coaching Staff Will Not Return In Fall
Reschenthaler told KDKA that he is feeling fine and will work from home. He will also miss Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to his district in Greensburg on Thursday.MORE NEWS: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine To Remain In Limbo While Officials Seek More Evidence
Reschenthaler represents Washington, Fayette, Greene and Westmoreland counties.