However, footage from the meeting shows that Gohmert and Barr are walking in close contact, not even a mask.
Justice Department spokesman Kerri Kupec said Barr would be tested for coronaviruses on Wednesday.
At one point on Tuesday, President Jerry Nadler (DN.Y.) punished several Republicans for taking off their masks, although Gohmert was not among those he cursed.
“I would like to remind Mr Jordan, Mr Biggs and Mr Johnson to stop violating the committee’s rules,” Nadler said, referring to Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Arizona representative Andy Biggs and Louisiana, Mike Johnson, three GOP lawmakers: “Stop breach of the security of committee members. Stop yourself as a precaution by refusing to wear your masks. “
“Is it allowed to drink coffee?”; one of the members asked.
“That’s not permissible,” Nadler replied.
Nadler wrote in a tweet: “I want @replouiegohmert to achieve a full and fast recovery. When people refuse to take the necessary measures, it puts everyone at risk. I have regularly ordered all members to wear their masks and I hope that will happen. is a lesson for all my colleagues. ‘ “
The head of most of Stena’s house, Hoyer, tore up Gohmert and some of his GOP colleagues for not often wearing masks at the Capitol.
“Too many Republicans have continued to act with extreme irresponsibility, including Louie Gohmert. Louie Gohmert should be quarantined immediately, “Hoyer told reporters.
Hoyer added that lawmakers’ request to be regularly tested for the virus should be re-discussed at Capitol Hill.
Connie Hair, Gohmert’s chief of staff, declined to comment. However, after the publication of this article, Gohmert personally told his assistants that he was infected.
Kyle Cheney, Josh Gerstein, Heather Caygle, Sarah Ferris and Max Cohen contributed to this report.