Rep. Stewart cancels inauguration plans due to COVID-19 exposure, symptoms

Chris Stewart
Posted at 8:27 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 22:29:49-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-2) will no longer be attending President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday due to COVID-19 exposure.

The congressman "had every intention of attending President-elect Biden's inauguration as he wished to show unity as we peacefully transition power," a spokesperson said in an email to FOX 13.

Stewart was exposed to the virus and began experiencing symptoms on the day of his flight to Washington, D.C., his staff said.

"Mr. Stewart wishes the new Administration well as they begin their service to our great nation," the email read.