Capitol Report: Ted Cruz is quarantining himself

Sen. Ted Cruz said in a statement Sunday that he shook hands with the infected man, and while the Republican senator said he is showing no signs of developing the disease, he will exercise “an abundance of caution” by remaining at his home in Texas this week.

“Given that the interaction was 10 days ago, that the average incubation period is 5-6 days, that the interaction was for less than a minute, and that I have no current symptoms, the medical authorities have advised me that the odds of transmission from the other individual to me were extremely low,” he added. “The physicians further advised that testing is not effective before symptoms manifest, and my brief interaction with the individual does not meet the CDC criteria for self-quarantine.”