GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Tea occasion firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, stated Saturday that he has obtained monoclonal antibody injections after being recognized with COVID-19 pneumonia.
The antibodies are used to deal with these within the early phases of a coronavirus an infection.
“My chest X-rays do show COVID pneumonia, not serious. I am probably going to be admitted to the hospital,” West wrote. “There’s a concern about my oxygen saturation levels, which are at 89 and they should be at 95.”
He additionally stated his spouse, Angela West, additionally examined constructive and has obtained monoclonal antibodies. According to his Twitter account, Allen West didn’t get vaccinated towards the virus, however his spouse did.
Allen West on Thursday stated he had attended a “packed house” Mission Generation Annual Gala & Fundraiser in Seabrook, Texas. On Saturday he tweeted that he’s “suspending in-person events until receiving an all-clear indication.”
West is a former Texas Republican Party chair and Florida congressman. He introduced in July that he would problem Republican Gov. Greg Abbot, who’s operating for a 3rd time period and has been endorsed by Donald Trump.
West’s announcement got here a month after he resigned as chair of the Republican Party of Texas.
West received a U.S. House seat in Florida in 2010 and rapidly turned a tea occasion favourite and lightning rod, at one level accusing Democrats of getting as many as 80 communists of their House caucus. He didn’t win reelection in 2012.
He later moved to Texas and largely stayed out of the highlight till operating for chairman of the state GOP occasion final yr.
West then started criticizing Republicans as a lot as Democrats, calling the GOP speaker of the Texas House a “traitor” for working throughout the aisle, then main a protest outdoors Abbott’s mansion over coronavirus restrictions.
In October 2020, West took half in a protest outdoors Abbot’s home, criticizing the Republican governor’s govt orders — together with a statewide masks mandate and lockdowns as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Those restrictions are not in place.