Michigan U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga has tested positive for COVID-19

Oct 14, 2020

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, (R-Zeeland)
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Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga from Zeeland said he tested positive for the coronavirus before he was scheduled to appear Wednesday at a Michigan campaign rally with Vice President Mike Pence.

Huizenga said on Twitter that he took a rapid test and was isolating himself while awaiting results from a second test.

Pence spoke for about an hour outdoors at Lacks Enterprises in Cascade Township. Peter Meijer, a Republican running for Congress, greeted and introduced Pence.

Huizenga’s health forced the cancellation of a Wednesday evening debate with his Democratic opponent, Reverend Bryan Berghoef, in western Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District.

Berghoef said, “I look forward to a conversation on the issues with the congressman, if and when his health permits, but until then, the health of Rep. Huizenga, his family and our entire community is our top concern.”