Matt Gaetz made light of coronavirus by wearing a gas mask. Now he is in quarantine.

Congressman had just flown on Air Force One with Trump

Kim Bellware and
Donna Cassata
March 9, 2020 at 4:56 p.m. EDT

Days after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) wore an enormous gas mask during a House floor vote on an emergency funding package for the coronavirus response, the congressman announced that he would self-quarantine for 14 days after coming into contact with a Conservative Political Action Conference participant who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Rep. Matt Gaetz wore a gas mask on House floor during vote on coronavirus response package

By Caroline Kelly, CNN
Updated 5:59 PM ET, Mon March 9, 2020

(CNN) Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz donned a gas mask on March 4 while he voted on a bill that would dedicate billions of dollars to combating coronavirus as concerns rise over the spread of the disease.

"Reviewing the coronavirus supplemental appropriation and preparing to go vote," Gaetz tweeted with a picture of himself wearing a gas mask while looking at a piece of paper before the vote.
Reviewing the coronavirus supplemental appropriation and preparing to go vote.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 4, 2020