“I took a trip to El Salvador and tested positive for COVID shortly after I arrived,” wrote [the senator] in the email, a copy of which was shared with The Seattle Times by a senate staffer. “I cannot get back home, and it’s to the point that I feel it would be beneficial for me to receive an iv of monoclonal antibodies (Regeneron).
It was unclear Friday why [he] visited El Salvador — but it’s not his first visit to that country or others in recent years.
[He] in 2019 registered with the U.S. Department of Justice as a foreign agent to conduct lobbying work on behalf of the Cambodian government, scoring a $500,000 contract for his new firm.
That contract came after [he] traveled to Cambodia to observe — and ultimately praise — the country’s widely condemned 2018 elections.