Pelosi Says She Has No Confidence in White House Coronavirus Adviser Birx

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation about the virus spread by President Donald Trump.

“I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee so, I don’t have confidence there, no,” Speaker Pelosi told ABC’s “This Week” when asked if she has confidence in Birx.

Birx, asked about Pelosi’s comment during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union,” said she had great respect for Pelosi and attributed the criticism to a New York Times article on the White House pandemic response that described Birx as having embraced overly optimistic assessments on the virus.

“This was not a pollyannish view. I’ve never been called pollyannish, or non-scientific, or non-data driven,” Birx said. “I will stake my 40-year career on those fundamental principles of using data to implement better programs and save lives.”

Pelosi did not elaborate about Birx, a lead member of the coronavirus task force along with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

According to a report in Politico, Pelosi attacked Birx’s credibility during a meeting last week with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. She accused Birx of spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, while praising Fauci as “a hero,” Politico said.

“Deborah Birx is the worst. Wow, what horrible hands you’re in,” Pelosi told them, according to Politico.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Christopher Bing; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

Responses

  1. “Calling Dr. Pelosi!! CALLING DR. PELOSI!!“

    “We have an entire district from San Francisco with their heads up their asses here In the emergency room. Is it humanly possible to have this many idiots in one place that voted for you?”

    Apparently it is.

  2. I listen to WAFF, Huntsville, Alabama news often. They don’t bias all their news on populist themes. The reason I say this is because I learned two new things about COVID 19 from an Alabama Doctor that was on the news. She said to prepare before you get tested for COVID 19. Why? Because if you suspect you have COVID you should quarantine yourself for the next few days after testing until the results come in. And if you are being tested because you have been exposed to someone that has or turns out to have COVID you should quarantine for at least 14 days thereafter, even if your test results are negative. False negatives and positives happen, so be cautious and do the right thing. Then she said if you got tested because you thought you may have COVID you should go back to a Doctor. Reason, you may have some other disease that has similar symptoms and would likely need treatment. All good advice without the politics and information I have not formerly heard. Atlanta news is poor to give it the best rating. All it shows is BLM people “peacefully” demonstrating their with violent acts and sympathizing with them. And when it has COVID news it is almost always mixed. Protesters are out fighting for their children to go back to school, not go back to school, opening businesses or closing them, on and on. Either way Trump can’t win with the local news.

  3. I’d like to ask Pelosi and Fauci one simple question, in fact the same applies to all the radicals out there, and that would be;
    If your lying in a hospital (death) bed, with Covid19, and your Dr. advised you that everything has been done except for trying Hydroxychroloquine and the dying, would you allow the physician to administer Hydroxychloroquine as a last ditch effort to save your life???? Asking for a friend…………….

  4. Any medical expert who dares to contradict Trumpty Dumpty is shelved or gone. She has chosen to alter what she knows to be protocol in dealing with the pandemic, to keep her job. Science should never be political period.

  5. THANK YOU, Speaker Pelosi!! I love the strategy. If you criticize Dr. Birx, the right-wingers will start to listen to her.

  6. Delbert: it isn’t that Dr Birx is spreading misinformation, it’s that she USED to be non-partisan and now she isn’t. At the end of March, she changed into just another sychohant of Dear Leader and started effusively, out of previous character, praising the president.

  7. But, but, science. We have to listen tot he medical experts Nancy. You must have confidence in her because…..science. You can’t listen to any other doctors or you’re a science denier.

  8. I have no confidence that Pelosi is alive. I think she’s part of the Walking Dead. Dildobert either. They love the BoweL Movement (BLM), supporting riots. looting and spreading the Coronavirus all over America.

  9. Sounds like I have something in conman with Pelosi, I have NO CONFIDENCE in her to do the right thing for our great country.

  10. Do a youtube search for this title to see what Pelosi should be concerned about but does nothing
    Inside Nancy Pelosi’s District: This Is Not What America Should Look Like

  11. PeLOUSY has had nothing good to say about anybody or anything that has the slightest association with Trump!!! She says this nonsensical crap all the time without offering up the least bit of proof. She’s the Queen of BS!!!

  12. Nancy you’ve been in congress so long, do you even know the people you supposedly represent…..

  13. I wonder what Nancy’s confidence is in “experts” who contradict themselves?

    Dr. Fauci has been wrong so many times. #s of deaths, the epicenters of infection, wear a mask/don’t wear a mask, etc.

    Yet here he is recommending that churches shut down but NOT saying a damn thing about protests or riots.
    Can’t have it both ways doc.

    I’d like to hear Fauci’s opinion on casinos, restaurants, bars, sporting events, etc. ‘Cause once you start categorizing you have to continue Mr. Expert.

  14. Must have missed it. When did a Pelosi get her medical degree? She’s just a third rate politician who has bilked California for years. But then so did her family the infamous D’Alesandros of MD. Dr Brix actually has a 40 year career in medicine. She’s more forgiving of Pelosi’s hateful comments than she deserves. What a nasty old woman!

  15. I’m not aware of any disinformation being spread by Dr. Birx. Naturally, if you’re working for Mr. Trump, you’re next to someone who spreads crap like a John Deere MS-14, and you don’t dare contradict him. Maybe that’s what Pelosi refers to: that by not beating Trump back with an umbrella when he lies or speculates, she’s passively collaborating in disinformation. Somebody’s got to look after the nation’s health, and she’s one of the last men standing.

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  16. Now here this!
    I don’t give a rat’s ass what Pelosi thinks about anything and I
    know that millions of other Americans feel the same way.

  17. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”–Darth Vader

    Nancy is entitled to her lack of confidence BUT Dr. Birx has served in the Army, at Walter Reed, with the CDC under multiple presidents, been appointed by Obozo to the global AIDS battle, and now sits on the Wuflu task force.

    Birx is an expert in virology, immunology, vaccine research and global health.

    In any vote of confidence I’d side with Dr. Birx.

    I seem to recall something called “women supporting women”, but apparently only when politically convenient. Right Nancy?

  18. Considering that they all went away without getting important stuff done. I have little or no confidence in anyone in DC.

  19. Ooops…Dr. Birx disagrees with the DEMONRAT plan to keep us shut down till the day after the election, so they’ll trash her. Dr. Birx does not agree with Fauci. Even during the daily updates, Dr. Birx spoke on a different plain than Fauci. She spoke from stats, not “feelings” or “opinions”. Be true to yourself, Dr. Birx. The DEMONATS will crucify you now. Come Nov. 3, we’ll smack them down in the voting booths. #REDTSUNAMI2020

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