Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president’s top medical adviser, is preparing to step down from his government position as Republicans are poised to retake control in Washington.
According to Fauci, he would cease working by the conclusion of Biden’s term in office, and that no one should expect the coronavirus to go away.
“I believe it would be time for me to step down by the time we reach the conclusion of the Biden administration term,” Fauci stated.
Dr. Fauci, who has transformed into a highly contentious figure owing to his handling of the coronavirus epidemic, told The Hill that he was prepared for Republicans to attack him tenaciously after the midterms based on projections that show the GOP will likely gain significant power as a result of Biden’s bad policies.
“They’ll try and harm me anyhow,” Fauci maintained. “I mean, if I’m not in the job, they’ll probably do it less.”
In announcing his retirement, Fauci claimed that his decision to depart was not because of the political repercussions he might face if the GOP regained control of Congress. Republicans have already declared their intention to subpoena Fauci.
Dr. Fauci conceded that obtaining even the most compliant individuals to comply with his recommendations is becoming more challenging, as public health officials’ credibility has plummeted. Dr. Fauci has been condemned for modifying his views and being political on a regular basis.
“It’s getting more difficult to get individuals to listen because even the ones who are compliant want it over with,” Fauci added. “What I try to persuade them of with my communication approach is that we’re not asking you to make major changes in your lifestyle. We’re not asking you to totally interfere with what you do on a daily basis. We’re simply requesting that you consider some modest, feasible mitigation strategies.”
The following are just a few of the many responses to Fauci’s retirement announcement:
- Tomi Lahren, Fox News: “Even Dr. Fauci is aware that a Republican will be elected in 2024. His a*s doesn’t want to be probed, so he’ll ‘retire.”
- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR): “Fauci has pushed for mandates, lockdowns, and firings of non-vaccinators in the United States. Now he wants to ‘move on’ from COVID politics? What a joke.”
- Geoffrey Ingersoll, The Daily Caller: “I believe what we should all remember about Dr. Fauci’s tenure is how monumentally stupid it was to utilize US taxpayer dollars to pay for dual-use biostudies with WMD potential in CHINA, as a matter of fact. I mean that quite literally. There must be a certain type of unthinking idiot who makes such a choice.”