Dr. Deborah Birx, who has been a leader on the White House’s Coronvairus task force, said she will retire from federal work after media reports surfaced that she violated her own COVID rules during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Birx told Americans to consider canceling their travel plans and stay away from family gatherings. But, as it turns out, she visited one of her Delaware vacation homes and spent time with her daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren — all members of a different household.
Birx told CBS’ Face the Nation that Americans “may have made a mistake” by visiting their families over the holidays in an interview she did with CBS from her Delaware home.
She told Newsy that she will help in any role people think she can be helpful in, and then she’ll retire.
Birx is one of many who has encouraged shutdowns that have hurt Americans across the country.
She should resign. As soon as possible.
I credit her for recognizing the error.
But she shouldn’t be alone. Every elected official who has implemented COVID-related restrictions either as an executive or by voting for the restrictions should be immediately removed from office if they are caught violating any portion of their own orders.
This only makes sense. And it should go without saying.