The House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi said ‘I don’t have confidence in her’ as she tore into Dr Deborah Birx.
Democrat Pelosi, 80, accused Dr Birx of helping spread misinformation about the pandemic.
“I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee so, I don’t have confidence there, no,” Pelosi said on Sunday morning when asked if she had confidence in Birx.
Her views come after a New York Times article said that Dr Birx only brought Trump ‘good news’ and spread misinformation.
Birx, an infectious disease expert who served as the Unites States’ global AIDS coordinator under Presidents Obama and Trump, defended herself.
“I have tremendous respect for the speaker and I have tremendous respect for her long dedication to the American people and I think it was unfortunate that the New York Times wrote this article without speaking to me,” she said.
The physician, who studied under respected task force expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, also pushed back on the report’s characterization of her as “pollyannaish.”
“I have never been called pollyannaish or non-scientific or non-data driven and I will stake my 40-year career on those fundamental principles of utilizing data to really implement better programs to save more lives,” she continued.
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