Fugitive Texas Democrat admits ‘we got sloppy’ being maskless on plane

Five positive coronavirus tests later, one fugitive Texas Democratic state legislator admitted that his colleagues made a “mistake” not wearing masks on a chartered plane while fleeing their state on the way to Washington, D.C. 

Democratic state Rep. Gene Wu, who has become a prolific tweeter as he and his colleagues have captured national media attention for fleeing the state, said in a tweet on Monday that the lawmakers “got sloppy.” 

“Let our mistake be the object lesson,” Wu said. “Being vaccinated doesn’t ALWAYS stop you from spreading the virus.”

He encouraged followers to “ALWAYS MASK UP INDOORS!”

More than 60 Democratic state legislators are in Washington, D.C., in order to break state House quorum and prevent Republican-supported voting legislation from being passed in a special session that ends Aug. 6. 

On the way to Washington from Texas, the legislators were pictured smiling without masks on a chartered bus and a chartered plane, contradictory to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that recommends mask use even for vaccinated individuals on public transportation.