- Surprise, surprise April 10
It hasn't exactly been a swimming five years for Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services. Most recently, the 65-year-old took the blame for the disastrous ObamaCare rollout in October that included a website meltdown. Testifying before a congressional committee, Sebelius said, "Hold me accountable for the debacle. I'm responsible."
According to the New York Times, Sebelius approached President Obama last month to suggest that the March 31 sign-up deadline was a nice opportunity for a change, giving the White House a chance to appoint someone with less of a political target on her back to oversee the administration's signature legislative achievement.
Obama accepted Sebelius' resignation this week, and on Friday will reportedly nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her.- -
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