Top White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is frustrated with speculation and rumors that President Donald Trump and his administration are considering removal of top health officials.
In an interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, Conway called the rumors “disappointing.”
A recent Wall Street Journal report claimed White House officials are “discussing the idea of replacing Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar” because of criticism directed at the President and his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“What I find curious and a bit disappointing is every time I read a story about a personnel change these days, it has to do with somebody who has oversight over the pandemic,” Conway told Pirro.
Conway continued by expressing her dismay that such rumors seems to be political gamesmanship surrounding a global outbreak:
“it’s very unfortunate to me that you have some people wishing or willing that Dr. Fauci will be silent, or Dr. Birx will quit, and they will no longer be around, or the secretary of the HHS will be replaced in the middle of this president dealing with a global pandemic.”
Despite Conway’s assertions, reports continue to surface to the contrary.
Politico, for example, stated Saturday night that “White House officials are weighing a plan to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, according to four people familiar with the discussions.” Politico did not name their sources.
Politico also reported on frustrations and blame but again did not name any sources.