1st congressman tests positive for coronavirus

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein discusses Bernie Sanders’ campaign strategy going forward after losing the Florida, Illinois and Arizona primaries to Joe Biden, plus the latest on COVID-19.
1:52 | 03/19/20

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Now to the race for the White House three big wins last night performer vice president Joseph Biden taking Florida Illinois and Arizona. Biden widened his lead over senator Bernie Sanders who says he is not sustain suspending his campaign but is having conversations with supporters in the days ahead. ABC's political director Rick Klein joins us now with more Rick so what Sanders strategy moving forward. Lindsey the race is effectively over Joseph Biden very likely to be the nominee of the center's camp knows that the map is stubborn the question is how soon he decides to do something about that. What our conversations we understand that are going to be going on between his camp. And Biden's camp at some point to try to negotiate what can be done from here we also know they spend a lot of time working on the response of the corona virus. He's going to be in the senate himself these next couple days working sometimes with his former rival perhaps senator Liz with a warrant to try to craft this government response but realistically speaking. I he has no shot at becoming the nominee and he can't even really campaign all campaigning. Remains suspended. I and they may not even be any voting of any substance for at least six weeks so I'll right now being the campaign is a bit in limbo but Joseph Biden emerging stronger Bernie Sanders not a path. And it's moments ago we learned about the first congressman to test positive for coated nineteen tells more about that. Yet as the big headline not congressman Mario Diaz the large a veteran lawmaker Republican from South Florida a part of the story Diaz a large family in Florida a Cuban American politics. He tested positive. He is said that he was self quarantine since Saturday when he started to feel ill came up with a positive test today but here's the thing Lindsay he was voting in the House of Representatives overnight Friday into the early wee hours of Saturday morning there were more than 400 members of congress on the house floor plus assorted south. This is going to send a chill through the halls of Capitol Hill where they are continuing to work on legislation even as they deal with the potential exposure that information like this means. Aren't Rick Klein thank you so much for that.

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