Thune misses vote on coronavirus bill due to illness

According to Thune's communications director, the senator woke up feeling sick, and out of an abundance of caution, flew home to South Dakota. (Source: Gray DC)

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) did not get to vote on the coronavirus aid bill Wednesday night because he went home sick, according to communications director Ryan Wrasse.

Wrasse took to Twitter saying the senator woke up feeling sick. Wrasse says Thune consulted with his doctor in Sioux Falls who said no additional action was need besides self-monitoring.

However, out of caution, Wrasse says Thune flew home on a charter flight to South Dakota where he will continue to consult with his doctor.

You can read Wrasse's full Twitter statement below.

The Senate unanimously passed the CARES Act 96-0.

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