Rand Paul Biography, First Senator to Test Positive for Corona virus Rand Paul Wiki
Randal Howard Paul is an American politician and physician serving as the junior United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011. He is the son of former U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas who was a presidential candidate in 1988, 2008, and 2012.
Kentucky Republican Rand Paul is the first US senator to test positive for coronavirus, throwing an even greater sense of urgency into Senate negotiations over a massive stimulus package that had yet to come together Sunday afternoon as other senators decided to self-quarantine.
A statement from Paul’s office posted to his Twitter account Sunday said he was “feeling fine” and was “tested out of an abundance of caution.” But some senators and aides are angry at Paul for not doing more to self-quarantine earlier and for potentially exposing senators to the coronavirus.
Paul attended a major black-tie social event in Louisville, Kentucky, two weeks ago where several attendees have subsequently tested positive, including the wife of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told fellow senators Sunday in a lunch that Paul got tested because he had been at that event, several Republican sources told CNN.
Upon learning the news, Utah Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney both announced they’d be self-quarantining.
Senate Republicans, emerging from their closed-door lunch where they received the news about Paul, were extremely unsettled.
Rand Paul Age
Paul’s birthname Randal Howard Paul was born on January 7, 1963, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Carol Wells and Ron Paul. His father was a former U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas who was a presidential candidate in 1988, 2008, and 2012.
Rand Paul Education
Paul attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. He began practicing ophthalmology in 1993 in Bowling Green, Kentucky and established his clinic in December 2007.
Rand Paul Politics
Paul entered politics in 2010 by running for a seat in the United States Senate. A Republican, Paul has described himself as a Constitutional conservative and a supporter of the Tea Party movement. He has advocated for a balanced budget amendment, term limits, privacy reform, and criminal justice reform.
Rand Paul Coronavirus Contact
The Kentucky senator has been involved in the coronavirus package decisions before his diagnosis. He has spoken out against providing $1,000 to all Americans, saying the payment should be based on unemployment and those out of work from the containment policies.
The senator forced amendment votes on the two coronavirus packages that have already passed, slowing the process down. Paul said Friday he planned to introduce his own proposed package that includes a 60-day payroll tax holiday and would change paid sick leave to expanded unemployment insurance.
President Trump has signed two coronavirus packages passed by Congress, the first designated to give money to health agencies and first responders and the second funded emergency paid leave, free coronavirus testing, and unemployment insurance.
Rand Paul Health
Paul the first U.S. senator to test positive and third lawmakers overall to announce that they had tested positive. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) said last week they had tested positive.
According to his office’s spokesman on Sunday; Paul is asymptomatic and was not aware of making direct contact with an infected person.
“Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events,” Sergio Gor, Paul’s spokesman, said.
Rand Paul Quarantine
The announcement from the two House members sparked a wave of decisions by their colleagues to self-quarantine. No senators immediately said they will self-quarantine.
The U.S. has documented more than 31,000 cases of COVID-19 with 390 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Kentucky has recorded 99 cases and three deaths.
Rand Paul Wife (Kelley Paul)
Kelley Ashby Paul is the wife of an ophthalmologist and U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who was elected to the United States Senate.
Kelley Ashby was born on September 3rd, 1963. She has worked as a political consultant for The Strategy Group for Media and as a freelance writer and has also published a book titled True and Constant Friends in April 2015.
Kelly Paul is a graduate of Rhodes College. She is actively engaged in fundraising for veterans charities, in addition to her work for a political consulting firm.
The couple have three sons, William (born 1992), Duncan, and Robert. As of 2015, William and Duncan attended the University of Kentucky, while Robert attended a private school in the Washington, D.C. area.