A previous staff member for Rep. Doug Lamborn
is suing the Republican
representative from Colorado
for taking a "careless and hazardous methodology" to COVID-19
, purportedly gambling staff being contaminated by the infection.
In the claim, recorded Thursday by previous helper Brandon Pope in the U.S. Region Court for the District of Columbia, Pope likewise guarantees Lamborn fought back against him "for looking to shield representatives from dangerous conditions." Pope was terminated last December.
As per the claim, first announced by NBC
News, Lamborn "didn't need workers in the District Office to wear covers, guaranteeing that he would not permit House Leadership to direct how he ran his office, and he didn't allow all representatives to social distance."
After Lamborn and other staff tried positive for the infection in the fall, the senator "would not execute or follow sensible and capable COVID-19 conventions," as indicated by the claim, including by not telling staff that they had been in close contact with workers who were contaminated.
Lamborn tried positive for the infection last November, his office said at that point.
"The working environment
wellbeing claims made by Mr. Pope are unconfirmed and didn't bring about the end of his work," said Lamborn representative Cassandra Sebastian. "Senator Lamborn anticipates full vindication as all realities become known."
In excess of 584,000 individuals have kicked the bucket from COVID-19 in the U.S.