Anyone over two years old who wants to get a photo with Vice President Kamala Harris at the ceremonial Senate swearing-in reenactment has to have a negative COVID test within 24 hours, an email message to all Senate offices said on Thursday, according to Breitbart.
This includes senators and their family members and guests, the message said.
The email read:
The Vice President’s office has requested that we send their standard COVID-19 protocol information to offices participating in the reenactment opportunity in the Old Senate Chamber. Please see their suggested process below. We look forward to welcoming all Senators and their families for the reenactment opportunity on January 3rd.
The email then referred to the White House testing protocol as stated by Grisella Martinez, the Director of Legislative Affairs in the Office of the Vice President, the New York Post said.
One source close to a senator said that some are unhappy with having to get their young kids and/or grandkids tested in order to participate.
“This many years into the pandemic, especially as the Biden administration is in court currently trying to argue the pandemic is over and it should be allowed to lift Title 42 authority at the border, this is beyond ridiculous,” the source told Breitbart News. “Senators’ children and grandchildren should not be subjected to this insanity so Kamala can pretend to care about fighting coronavirus. At what point does the madness end?”