Judge Nap: 'Sebelius Personified Catastrophic Disaster' of ObamaCare
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will resign, Fox News confirms. She was criticized for the low ObamaCare enrollment numbers and for the failures of HealthCare.gov.
Bret Baier reported that the current Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell will be nominated to replace Sebelius.
Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to the breaking news on tonight’s Special Report.
He said her resignation is good for President Obama and allows him to "turn the page" on the disastrous health care rollout.
“She has symbolized, she has personified the catastrophic disaster that ObamaCare has been both substantively and procedurally in its rollout,” the judge said.
He added, “I think she was given an impossible task with no precedent. She’s a novice at this and probably did the best she could with the awful tools that the administration gave her.”
Below is more info from The Associated Press:
A White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration.
The move comes just a week after the close of the rocky enrollment period for President Barack Obama's health care law. Website failures marred the opening weeks of the six-month enrollment period, but the administration rebounded strongly by enrolling more than 7 million people in health insurance plans.
Sebelius' resignation could set the stage for a contentious election-year confirmation hearing for whomever Obama nominates to replace her. Sebelius has served as HHS secretary since the start of the Obama administration.
The official was not authorized to discuss Sebelius' resignation ahead of the formal announcement and requested anonymity.