Sebelius: Obama not responsible for botched Obamacare rollout

October 30, 2013


Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that President Obama is not responsible for the botched rollout of his signature health-care law.

"No, sir," Sebelius said when asked directly whether Obama is responsible at a House hearing.

Instead, Sebelius pointed to the department she leads, HHS.

"We are responsible for the rollout," she said.

Pressed further, Sebelius responded to Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) by saying, "You clearly -- whatever. Yes, he is the president, he is responsible for government programs."

Elsewhere, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that it "doesn't matter" who is to blame.

"It doesn't matter," Pelosi said. "It matters that it gets fixed."

Ed O'Keefe contributed to this post. Video courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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