Dr. Anthony Fauci has revealed that he plans to retire by the end of Democrat President Joe Biden’s term in office.
Fauci, the Chief Medical Officer to the President of the United States, told Politico he will finally bring his career in the federal government to an end.
Fauci has served over five decades of federal service under seven different presidential administrations.
The 81-year-old has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984.
“It’s becoming more and more difficult to get people to listen because even the people who are compliant want this behind them,” Fauci said.
“That doesn’t mean giving up.
“What I try to convince them of, with my communication method, is we’re not asking you to dramatically alter your lifestyle.
“We’re not asking you to really interfere with what you do with your life.
“We’re just asking you to consider some simple, doable mitigation methods.
“I don’t think there is anything else that I, Tony Fauci, can do except leave behind an institution where I have picked the best people in the country, if not the world, who will continue my vision.
“I don’t need to be there for HIV, because we have enough good people that could carry it on.”
However, Fauci’s revelations about his career plans come as Republicans prepare to investigate him after taking back control of Congress.
Fauci responded to warnings from the GOP that lawmakers will launch a probe into his leadership after the midterms.
“If that’s what you want to investigate, be my guest,” he said.
“My telling somebody that it’s important to follow fundamental good public health practices, what are you going to investigate about that?
“They’re going to try and come after me, anyway.
“I mean, probably less so if I’m not in the job.
“I don’t make that a consideration in my career decision.”
As to when he will end his government career, he said he’s leaving by the end of Biden’s term and before President Donald Trump could return to the White House.
“We developed an interesting relationship,” said Fauci of Trump.
“Two guys from New York, different in their opinions and their ideology, but still, two guys who grew up in the same environments of this city.
“I think that we are related to each other in that regard.”
According to Fox News:
“Fauci has worked for over 50 years in the American public health sector, advising every president since Reagan.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Fauci was a leading figure on both Trump and Biden’s coronavirus response teams.
“Fauci was a regular guest on cable news, primetime television, late-night shows, and podcasts offering his medical advice throughout the pandemic.
“Over time, he became a politically divisive figure on the left and right regarding issues such as masks and lockdown policies.”
Fauci, who has served as NIAID director since 1984, says he’ll retire by the end of Biden’s term. https://t.co/wub8Iv1ftS
— Axios (@axios) July 18, 2022
Dr Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert who is the chief medical adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden, will retire by the end of Biden’s term, he told Politico in an interview published Monday.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) July 18, 2022