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Vaccinated Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh tests POSITIVE for COVID

BREAKING NEWS: Vaccinated Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh tests POSITIVE for COVID 48 hours after running charity race with lawmakers including Kyrsten Sinema and three days before the new term begins


The Supreme court revealed Friday that Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday night. 

The justice, 56, has been fully vaccinated against the virus, as have all other members of the high court. He is currently experiencing no symptoms and his wife and family have tested negative. 

The court said Kavanaugh had tested negative as recently as Monday morning.

The justices were all tested Thursday evening ahead of the formal investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kavanaugh and his wife will now forego the ceremony, scheduled for Friday morning. 

The court’s statement did not say whether Kavanaugh’s positive test would affect the new term that begins Monday. The nine justices were set to hear oral arguments in person for the first time in 19 months since Covid-19 forced them to be held virtually.  

On Wednesday, Kavanaugh participated in a three-mile charity race alongside many lawmakers, judges and DC power player

On Wednesday, Kavanaugh participated in a three-mile charity race alongside many lawmakers, judges and DC power players.  

The 39th annual ACLI Capital Challenge, sponsored by the American Council of Life Insurers, drew the likes of high-profile lawmakers whose key votes will be needed in Congress on Friday as Democratic leadership has vowed to continue talks on President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation plan, after calling off a vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Thursday.  

Powerful moderate Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Ariz., along with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn were all seen at the race. 

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