By Dr. Derek Ellerman
Dr. Anthony Fauci – either the greatest hero the world has ever known or the world’s greatest villain, depending on who you ask – announced that he is stepping down from his roles as the world’s most visible doctor.
Fauci, who currently serves as boss of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor at the White House, will step down before 2023.
BREAKING: Dr. Anthony Fauci announces his resignation as NIAID director effective in December. pic.twitter.com/RJjmEUOK3p
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 22, 2022
Fauci Announces ‘Retirement’
In a statement released by Fauci, he touted his work on various health threats: “HIV/AIDS, West Nile virus, the anthrax attacks, pandemic influenza, various bird influenza threats, Ebola and Zika, among others, and, of course, most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Incredibly, Fauci has been the Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since the Reagan administration.
And interestingly, Fauci includes this line: “I am particularly proud to have served as the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden since the very first day of his administration.”
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38 years on the job and he is most proud of the last 18 months under perhaps the most unpopular President in 100 years?
But Fauci is not retiring completely. He notes:
“While I am moving on from my current positions, I am not retiring. After more than 50 years of government service, I plan to pursue the next phase of my career while I still have so much energy and passion for my field. I want to use what I have learned as NIAID Director to continue to advance science and public health and to inspire and mentor the next generation of scientific leaders as they help prepare the world to face future infectious disease threats.”
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Dr. Fauci is currently the highest-paid federal employee. His $417,000 salary is even higher than that of the President.
According to Open The Books, Fauci’s pension will be higher than the President’s salary.
As you can imagine, reaction to Fauci’s announcement brought cheers from the left, and jeers from the right.
Dr. Fauci is conveniently resigning from his position in December before House Republicans have an opportunity to hold him accountable for destroying our country over these past three years.
This guy is a coward.
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) August 22, 2022
The legacy of Dr. Fauci will forever be a grandparent dying alone in a hospital room while he does another photoshoot for a magazine cover.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 22, 2022
Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 22, 2022
Why do Republicans hate Dr. Fauci, when the worst thing he ever did was try and keep them alive?
— John Collins (@Logically_JC) August 22, 2022
NEWS: After 50 years of serving the American public, Dr. Anthony Fauci has announced his retirement for the end of the year.
Who else appreciates the job Dr. Fauci has done for America? ✋
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) August 22, 2022
I cannot think of a public servant who has done as much to save as many lives for as long a period as Dr. Tony Fauci. And he is a gem of a person. https://t.co/39RBMOI5CT
— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) August 22, 2022
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