Rep. Biggs Says He Thinks It's Time For Drs. Fauci And Birx To 'Exit Left Stage'
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Many have taken issue with how Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx advised and handled the coronavirus pandemic.
While the task at hand was certainly difficult and many have been involved in the Trump administration's response, one lawmaker is calling for Fauci and Birx to be fired from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
In an op-ed for Townhall, Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs wrote that Fauci and Birx have done damage to the country with their advice about the virus.
“Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx have caused more damage to this nation with their COVID-19 prescriptions than can ever be restored,” Biggs tweeted.
“Their policies and solutions do not value and protect ALL lives. Our future depends on these two exiting the stage immediately," he said.
The sell-by date of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s usefulness has expired. He should exit the public stage that he so obviously enjoys. His long tenure as a healthcare bureaucrat should come to an end. He has proven more adept as a showman than as a doctor.
We have now reached the stage where the most dangerous place in Washington, D.C. is between Anthony Fauci and a camera. If he’s not tossing out the first pitch at a baseball game (was that what that was?), he is preening in shades sitting by a pool.
Dr. Fauci, for good or ill, has been the commandant of the federal, state, and local response to the COVID-19 virus for these last many months. He has been the architect, if not the builder, of policies that have been inconsistent, unpredictable, and destructive.
Biggs then really tore into Fauci:
His policies have resulted in an economic disaster, a public mental health crisis, and a secondary public health crisis that will become more visible in the coming months. And ultimately, his counsel has transformed America’s vision of itself, from our belief in individual rights to the role of government, in ways that may never revert back to the baseline of pre-COVID life.
It was his advice to lockdown most states and local jurisdictions that resulted in the unemployment of tens of millions of Americans. Thousands of businesses have been permanently shuttered. People who had mortgaged their homes or leveraged their retirement savings to open businesses saw their economic dreams vanish. But, Fauci told Congress he didn’t consider these things when crafting his policies.
Biggs rounded out his piece by noting that suicide rates have “soared” and that domestic violence, child abuse, alcohol, and drug abuse have also “skyrocketed.”
“Dr. Fauci, for good or ill, has been the commandant of the federal, state, and local response to the COVID-19 virus for these last many months,” Biggs continued. “He has been the architect, if not the builder, of policies that have been inconsistent, unpredictable, and destructive.”
The Washington Examiner reported:
Suicide rates have increased in many parts of the country, and a study conducted earlier in 2020 concluded that the stress and anxiety caused by the lockdowns could destroy seven times more years of life than they could save.
Ambulance data compiled in July suggested that drug overdoses have surged since lockdowns were imposed and were up 18% in March, 29% in April, and 42% in May.
At the end of his piece, Biggs mentions Birx and criticized her for not supporting the reopening of schools immediately.
“It is past time for Fauci, and his sidekick, Deborah Birx (who embraces no school until the spread rate is 5% or less, although that number is without scientific support and appears to have been pulled like a rabbit from the hat in an arbitrary fashion) to exit stage left,” Biggs said.