GARLAND, Texas (AP) – Tea tree Allen West, a Republican representative named governor of Texas, said Saturday to receive monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia.
Antibodies are used to treat those who are in the early stages of the coronavirus infection.
“My X-rays in the chest show COVID pneumonia, not serious. I will be allowed to go to the hospital, ” West wrote. “There is concern about oxygen saturation levels, which are at 89 and should be 95 years old.”
He also said his wife, Angela West, was also diagnosed with the virus and received antibodies. According to his Twitter account, Allen West was not vaccinated against the virus, but his wife.
Allen West on Thursday said he had entered the “full house” Mission Generation Annual Gala & Fundraiser in Seabrook, Texas. On Saturday he sent a tweet saying he was “pausing for personal events – until he received a signal – obviously.”
West is the former Texas Republican Party chairman and Florida congressman. He announced in July that he will challenge the Republican Governor, Greg Abbot, who is running for a third term and backed by Donald Trump.
The Western announcement came months after he resigned chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.
West won the US House of Representatives seat in Florida in 2010 and soon became a lover of tea and lightning rods, at one point accusing Democrats of having more than 80 communists in their House meeting. He failed to win again in 2012.
He later moved to Texas and mostly stayed out of the spotlight until he ran as chairman of the GOP party last year.
West then began to criticize Republicans more as Democrats, calling the Texas House GOP spokesman a “traitor” for working across the street, and then led a protest outside Abbott’s house over the coronavirus ban.
In October 2020, West joined the protest outside the Abbot village, criticizing Republican governor-general officials – including patent approval and locks for coronavirus infection. The ban is no longer in place.