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Sheriff Who Refused to Enforce Arizona's Lockdown Order Just Tested Positive for the Virus at the White House

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images // Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb/Twitter

Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Mark Lamb made waves this past April when he announced his refusal to enforce Governor Doug Ducey's expansion of stay at home orders designed to curb the virus that's killed nearly 120 thousand Americans.

Ducey insisted that he would not arrest or give citations to business owners who opened up after the expansion.

Lamb said at the time:

"I'm not trying to change [Ducey's] policy, I'm just disagreeing with it, and I won't enforce it. I don't think it's right. I don't want to make criminals out of people who are just trying to keep their business from going under."

In a stunning turn of events, Lamb recently announced that he'd tested positive for the virus just ahead of attending a Tuesday event at the White House, where he was invited by President Donald Trump. The test was carried out in cooperation with White House screening procedures mandating that all visitors be tested.

Lamb announced the development on Facebook.

Lamb stressed that he was asymptomatic at the time and that he did not meet with the President or attend the event.

While no one wished him ill, people didn't exactly pity him when considering his refusal to uphold policies designed to protect Americans from the virus.





Lamb is one of countless Trump supporters who followed the President's lead in dismissing the threat posed by the virus. Lamb's news comes just two days before thousands are expected to attend Trump's first rally in months after a pandemic induced hiatus.

This wasn't lost on anyone.



Attendees have to sign a liability waiver in case they're exposed at the rally.