Dr. Anthony Fauci has become one of the most polarizing figures in America, and now it seems like he may be on the way out.
Fauci, who is 81, told ABC News he was thinking about retirement.
“I have said that I would stay in what I’m doing until we get out of the pandemic phase and I think we might be there already, if we can stay in this,” Fauci said “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. I, unfortunately, am somewhat of a unidimensional physician, scientist, public health person. When I do decide I’m going to step down, whenever that is, I’m going to have to figure out what it is I’m going to do. I’d love to spend more time with my wife and family. That would really be good.”
Fauci had taken a mysterious hiatus from his constant stream of media appearances recently, raising questions about whether the Biden administration had removed him from his platform.
For someone who helped impose the most draconian laws in U.S. history, it’s strange how quickly Dr. Fauci vanished into thin air.
Where is Dr. Fauci? https://t.co/AxelI32cbb
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) March 17, 2022
Soon after he returned, though, Fauci began stirring up controversy.
Fauci is a fraud and deserves to be forced into prison.https://t.co/3dS6eUfAuS
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) March 17, 2022
Fauci has re-emerged from hibernation to tell us that mask mandates might need to come back.
I hear that Biden’s basement in Delaware is empty most of the week, can’t Fauci just stay there?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 18, 2022