White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx just traveled to her Delaware vacation home during the Thanksgiving weekend after telling people to celebrate their holiday traditions with only those in their “immediate household.” She even recommended that people “mask indoors” if they choose to gather during Thanksgiving with family members.
Dr. Birx was joined by three different generations of family from two other households on her Fenwick Island vacation property just one day after the Thanksgiving holiday. The trip included her husband Paige Reffe, a daughter, son-in-law, and two young grandchildren.
People lashed out at Dr. Birx, specifically for the things she said on CNN’s “New Day” just days before violating her own guidelines. “I’m making the personal sacrifices not to infect my parents and my pregnant daughter, and there’s a lot of people out there who know how to protect one another, and we just need to make sure we’re all doing that,” she said.
The trip came to light after Kathleen Flynn, whose brother is married to Birx’s daughter, told reporters that Dr. Birx’s behavior has been concerning throughout the pandemic. Dr. Birx has been frequently visiting her elderly parents, daughter, and grandchildren, in the Potomac home over the last few months.
People are upset that Dr. Birx has been violating her own social distancing guidelines while telling everyone else to stay home for the holidays. Dr. Birx is considered an ‘essential worker” with a position that requires her to travel around the country, including 43 states with coronavirus hot spots. She also maintained a position at the White House during several COVID-19 outbreaks. But it’s okay for her to travel with her family for the holidays too?
“It’s extraordinarily important for the leaders of the coronavirus response to model the behavior that they recommend to the public. We lose faith in our public health officials if they are saying these are the rules but they don’t apply to me,” said Lawrence Gostin, a public health expert at Georgetown University’s law school.
The coronavirus response coordinator defended her trip and said that she needed to deal with the winterization of a property before a potential sale. She explained that the members of the trip belong to her “immediate household,” even though they said they lived in two different homes. “I did not go to Delaware for the purpose of celebrating Thanksgiving,” she argued.
Dr. Birx is one of the many government officials who don’t follow their own advice, but tell others what they must do for the sake of the “country and its people.” This is why the credibility of the left is being questioned. The hypocrisy never ends.
“Good for thee, but not for me.”