The two chambers of the Arizona state legislature will suspend their work this week after former New York City Mayor Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiArizona legislature shuts down after Giuliani tests positive for coronavirus Giuliani has tested positive for coronavirus, Trump says ‘SNL’ spoofs Giuliani, election witness testimony at Michigan House hearing MORE tested positive for the coronavirus less than a week after spending hours testifying in front of Republican legislators in a futile bid to overturn the state’s election results.
Spokespeople for the state House and Senate confirmed to The Hill Sunday that the two chambers would cancel their planned meetings this week because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpDozens of protesters gathered outside home of Michigan elections chief Arizona legislature shuts down after Giuliani tests positive for coronavirus Trump election claims dominate Georgia Senate debate MORE tweeted Sunday that Giuliani tested positive for the virus, and reports said he is receiving treatment at a Washington-area hospital.
Giuliani, Trump’s lead legal strategist in a series of cases the president has lost in court, has traveled to several states in recent days to testify — not under oath — about alleged election irregularities for which he has not offered evidence.
In Arizona, Giuliani spent almost 10 hours with Republican legislators at a Phoenix hotel on Monday. He appeared without a mask, and at one point he even asked a fellow witness to remove her mask while he was sitting less than six feet away.
At least nine state lawmakers and two members of Congress — Reps. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarArizona legislature shuts down after Giuliani tests positive for coronavirus OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Westerman tapped as top Republican on House Natural Resources Committee | McMorris Rodgers wins race for top GOP spot on Energy and Commerce | EPA joins conservative social network Parler Bruce Westerman tapped as top Republican on House Natural Resources Committee MORE (R) and Andy Biggs (R) — attended the session, according to the Arizona Republic. The members posed for a group photograph tweeted out by the Arizona Republican Party, without a mask in sight.