Sen. Roberts to Sebelius: 'Resign'

November 6, 2013 - 5:24 PM

Pat Roberts

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – At a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Obamacare exchange website, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) again called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to step down.

“Madame Secretary, you yourself know that this law has serious problems. You delayed over half of the mandate deadlines. You did it for employers, for unions, and for small business, but not for the exchanges, and not for Steven, nor for millions of Americans that are losing their health care, and their worry and their fear are palpable,” Roberts said.

Roberts first called for Sebelius’ resignation in October.

“Your main goal should have been to protect Americans, to lessen their risk, and to ensure their safety, but in your zeal to implement this law, not warnings, not advice, not counsel would deter you from implementing the exchanges,” Roberts said at Wednesday’s hearing.

“You have said America should hold you accountable, which is why today, Madame Secretary, I repeat my request for you to resign. Thank you, Mr. Chairman,” Roberts added.

At an Oct. 30 House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Affordable Care Act, Sebelius acknowledge the frustration that Americans experienced trying to purchase health care on healthcare.gov, and she said she’s the one to blame.

“Hold me accountable for the debacle. I’m responsible,” she told lawmakers.