McConnell: Calls For Sebelius’s Resignation ‘A Distraction’

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday that it was “a distraction” to seek Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s resignation over the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov, as some of his fellow Republicans have done.

“I think that’s, to some extent, a distraction,” he told PBS Newshour. “The point is, could anybody make it work? I don’t think Albert Einstein could make this thing work. It can’t work. It won’t work. And so I feel sorry for her being put in a position where she’s trying to make something work out that won’t.”

“The president will make a decision about whether he wants to continue her,” he said.

A group of 32 House Republicans and several GOP senators have urged President Obama to ask for Sebelius’s resignation.

McConnell also acknowledged that HealthCare.gov would eventually be fixed, though that doesn’t change his underlying feelings about the Affordable Care Act.

“I think, sooner or later, they will get the website fixed, but that’s not the real story,” he said. “The question is, what’s going to be available once you are able to get on a website?”

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