Cruz: ‘Scared Senate Democrats Demanded Sebelius’ Head’
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned following the shaky ObamaCare rollout.
Today in the Rose Garden, President Obama acknowledged that there were problems with HealthCare.gov and praised Sebelius for fixing the problems.
On America’s News HQ this afternoon, Republican Senator Ted Cruz (TX) said her resignation highlights the disaster of ObamaCare, but said she should’ve stepped down a long time ago.
The timing of it is political, Cruz said. “[Senate Democrats] are running scared because every one of them in their races across the country, they’re underwater, they’re losing because ObamaCare has hurt so many millions of people.”
Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell has been nominated to be the next HHS secretary.
Cruz did not directly answer the question, but said her confirmation should serve as an opportunity to examine the failures of ObamaCare.
The senator also reacted to today’s news that the White House will not issue a visa to Iran’s pick for U.N. ambassador. Hamid Aboutalebi has admitted to working for the revolutionary student group that seized the U.S. Embassy and held 52 Americans for 444 days in 1979.
Cruz said the nomination was intended to be a “slap in the face to America.”
Watch the full interview above!