Texas politics took a major blow this week on the COVID-19 front.
Allen West, who will be challenging Governor Abbott in the Republican primary race for governor, has been hospitalized.
Both West and his wife tested positive for COVID after attending an in-person fundraising event in Seabrook, TX, last week.
West stated that although he has been hospitalized, he does feel okay.
He stated, “No complaints. I’m just relaxing.”
At the time, West was awaiting the results of some chest x-rays.
West had not been vaccinated, but he and his wife received monoclonal antibodies as a treatment for the virus.
One of the reasons West had been hospitalized was because his oxygen saturation levels were lower than normal.
A major part of West’s campaign has been to fight vaccination mandates.
Even though he is a conservative, West was among those protesting outside of Governor Abbott’s home over COVID restrictions that had been put in place in Texas.
West also protested when Abbott put some initial lockdown measures in place, which included a statewide mask mandate.
None of those restrictions are now in place.
West also recently made national headlines when his wife was wrongly arrested on a DUI stop (her blood test later came back clean).
Recover quickly, Col. West.