Deborah Birx Says She'll Retire After Facing Backlash For Violating Her Own COVID Rules

Brittany M. Hughes | December 23, 2020
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Coronavirus task force leader Dr. Deborah Birx said she’s retiring from federal work after getting caught in a steaming pile of hypocrisy for visiting with family over Thanksgiving weekend, despite chastising other Americans for traveling and seeing their own loved ones.

Just after telling the nation to cancel their travel plans and avoid getting together with members of other households over the holidays, Birx traveled to one of her vacation homes in Delaware the day after Thanksgiving, where she spent time with her daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren – all members of a different household from hers.

While there, Birx conducted a virtual interview with CBS’ Face the Nation, where she scolded her fellow Americans who “may have made a mistake” by visiting with their families over the holidays, saying anyone who traveled should assume they’re infected with the coronavirus.

After getting called out for being so two-faced, Birx now says she’ll soon be stepping down from public life, saying all the scrutiny has taken a toll on her family.

“I will be helpful in any role that people think I can be helpful in, and then I will retire,” Birx told the news site Newsy.

To put it another way, Birx, who has pushed for widespread shutdowns that have bankrupted millions of Americans ad cost countless small businesses owners their livelihoods while shuttering senior citizens in nursing homes without their families, says getting caught doing the exact thing she’s forbidden the rest of us to do has really screwed up her life.

If this nonsense ever ends, remind me to feel bad for her.