“My colleagues who had known me for decades – decades – in that one experience, because I was in the White House, decided that I had become this political figure, even though they knew me forever,” she said. “I had to ask myself every morning: Is there anything that I think I can do that would be helpful in answering this epidemic? And it’s something I asked myself every night.”
Asked if he had ever thought of leaving, he replied, “Always.”
Birks admitted during the interview that he knew the election result would be a factor in the administration’s communication about the epidemic.
“When it became a point where I could – I was getting nowhere and like it was just before the election, I wrote a very detailed communication plan about what should happen the next day of the election and how to execute it Should. And it was very promised that this would happen.
In December, Birks told Newsie that she would assist the Biden administration in transition and “be helpful in any role that people think I can be helpful in, and then I will retire.”