Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, clarified on Tuesday that he does not plan to retire, though he has been considering when he will step down from his current government position.
After Politico Monday published an interview with Fauci, 81, in which he said he did not expect to stay on in his current position by the end of Biden’s current term, a frenzy of media speculation arose around the veteran immunologist’s potential retirement.
Speaking at The Hill’s “Future of Health Care Summit,” Fauci said definitively that he is not retiring.
“I’m not going to retire. No, no, I’m not going to retire. I may step down from my current position at some time,” Fauci told The Hill contributing editor Steve Clemons.
He said that he had been asked if he would continue working for the federal government if former President Trump won the 2024 presidential election.