Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins says he has COVID 'weaponized virus' for second time

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LAFAYETTE, La. - Rep. Clay Higgins has contracted COVID-19 for the second time, the Republican from Acadiana announced on Facebook.

His wife and son also have the infection, he said Sunday in a post.

"I have COVID, Becca has COVID, my son has COVID," Higgins wrote. "Becca and I had COVID before, early on, in January 2020, before the world really knew what it was. So, this is our second experience with the CCP biological attack weaponized virus… and this episode is far more challenging. It has required all of my devoted energy.

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"We are all under excellent care, and our prognosis is positive. We are very healthy generally speaking, and our treatment of any health concern always encompasses western, eastern, and holistic variables."

Higgins hasn't said whether he has received a COVID-19 vaccine, but he has been vehemently opposed to masking and was a constant critic of mitigation mandates.

"We very much appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love and kindness over the past 10 days from the hundreds of friends and supporters who have reached out to me directly," he said. "I keep my family’s private business very quiet, because of the evil in the world, yet we are uplifted by the love of God’s children, and quiet privacy does not mean secrecy ...

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"I ask that my family’s privacy be respected."

USA Today Network sought comment from Higgins about his condition since Friday.

Greg Hilburn covers state politics for the USA TODAY Network of Louisiana. Follow him on Twitter @GregHilburn1.

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