“I have tremendous respect for the speaker, and I have tremendous respect for her long dedication to the American people,” Birx stated, including, however, that she might have “brought forth the data” to support her analysis had the Times talked to her.
“I have never been called pollyannish, or nonscientific, or non-data driven,” Birx stated. “And I will stake my 40-year career on those fundamental principles of utilizing data to really implement better programs to save more lives.”
But Pelosi doubled down Sunday early morning on a remark she supposedly made behind closed doors on Thursday night implicating Birx of spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
Asked on ABC’s “This Week” whether the account held true and if she believes in Birx, Pelosi stated, “I think the President is spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee, so I don’t have confidence there, no.”