Dr. Anthony Fauci said he “certainly” was thinking about retiring as NIH director and top medical adviser to President Joe Biden after the pandemic ends.
“I can’t stay at this job forever. Unless my staff is gonna find me slumped over my desk one day. I’d rather not do that,” he said.
Fauci said the pandemic might already be over now, but that a little more time was needed to make sure of that.
If Fauci doesn’t retire, Republicans are planning to force him out after the midterms when they expect to regain majorities in both houses of Congress.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced an amendment to remove Fauci from his position, but it may not get through the divided Senate.
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