Dr. Anthony Fauci is facing renewed pressure to step down from his position as President Biden’s top medical adviser as efforts to boost the COVID-19 vaccination rate remain stalled.
Many Americans have made it clear that they are not interested in the Biden administration’s recommendations, especially while Fauci remains in his current position. As the infectious disease expert revealed during a recent interview, however, he has no intentions of going anywhere.
“A significant part of America”
Conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt pressed Fauci on the issue, asking whether he would resign if doing so would restore America’s trust in available vaccines.
Of course, the development of those vaccines helped boost Fauci’s public profile even further after he spent most of 2020 weighing in on the pandemic.
Far from the faceless bureaucrat he had been throughout his career, COVID-19 delivered fame and power that Fauci does not appear eager to give up.
Hewitt touched on the fact that many Americans, including himself, no longer have faith in Fauci and the Biden bureaucracy, stating: “I have lost confidence in the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and the [Food and Drug Administration] and I actually believe a lot of Americans, a significant part of America now have lost confidence in you, Dr. Fauci.”
The host went on to ask his guest if “there is a point” at which he would “step aside” for the good of the nation.
“You have to evolve with it”
“No,” Fauci replied. “Absolutely, unequivocally no, Hugh. Sorry. When you have an evolving situation and data are rapidly evolving in something that is unprecedented and unknown, you have to evolve with it.”
It seems that Fauci is using an “evolving” situation to excuse his misleading statements and contradictory advice. Not only is he adamant that he will not resign, but he also appears to believe he has done nothing wrong and will be making no apologies to the American people.
Of course, his response is unlikely to go over well among Americans who are already wary of his advice and skeptical of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 response.
Fauci apparently does not care about the deepening divide in American society, which he continues to exacerbate with his own media appearances and decrees. While Hewitt and countless other critics are united in their belief that it is time for the doctor to go, there seems to be little chance of that happening as long as Democrats are in charge.