House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly blasted Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday night during a private meeting with White House officials, going so far as to call the coronavirus task force coordinator “horrible” and “the worst.”
Pelosi complained about Birx to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during negotiations about more aid for COVID-19, according to Politico.
“Deborah Birx is the worst. Wow, what horrible hands you’re in,” Pelosi said as she accused the doctor of spreading false information about the pandemic.
Pelosi then praised Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert on the coronavirus task force, claiming that he “Came to his senses, and is now a hero.”
This comes weeks after a negative New York Times report came out about Birx, portraying her as someone who just wanted to give President Donald Trump good news about the pandemic.
“A highly regarded infectious diseases expert, she was a constant source of upbeat news for the president and his aides, walking the halls with charts emphasizing that outbreaks were gradually easing,” the report stated.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany fired back at the Times by defending Birx as an “extraordinary doctor,” calling the report an “appalling” story.
“I have not…