Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said Friday he tested positive for coronavirus—an announcement that came just three days after he met—indoors and maskless—with Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s Supreme Court justice nominee.Lee posted the news on Twitter, saying the positive result was from a test on Thursday. He also indicated he took a Covid-19 test \u0022a few days ago while visiting the White House,\u0022 and that that test had come back negative.pic.twitter.com/V3kSLogoDP— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) October 2, 2020The Utah Republican met with Coney Barrett on Tuesday. A photo released by his office shows the two not following public health recommendations by standing clearly less than six feet apart from each other and not wearing face masks.I was remarkably impressed by Judge Barrett. My meeting with her was fantastic. She is a judge, a legal scholar, and a lawyer with outstanding credentials. We had a great conversation and I am very much looking forward to speaking with her more during her confirmation hearing. pic.twitter.com/rfGt717PlW— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) September 29, 2020President Donald Trump also announced Friday he and First Lady Melania Trump were infected with the coronavirus, just a day after one of his top aides, Hope Hicks, tested positive.The president\u0026#039;s diagnosis—described by The New Republic\u0026#039;s Alex Shephard as \u0022the ultimate, inevitable end of his administration\u0026#039;s disastrous response to a global pandemic\u0022— was not taken by Republicans as a roadblock to filling the seat held by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The National Journal\u0026#039;s Zachary Cohen reported that a White House spokesperson said Coney Barrett tested negative for Covid-19 on Friday and the she had not been with the president since Saturday.\u0022She is following CDC guidance and best practices,\u0022 the spokesperon said, \u0022including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washes hands.\u0022On Friday, ahead of Lee\u0026#039;s announcement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated his party\u0026#039;s intention to plow \u0022full steam ahead\u0022 with advancing Coney Barrett\u0026#039;s nomination.