Rick Nolan calls on Obama to "man up" and fire somebody over Obamacare website debacle
We can say this about Nolan -- he isn't shy about calling out Obama administration officials, including the president himself.
Last month, Rick Nolan went toe to toe with John Kerry over Syria policy. Now, Minnesota's Democratic 8th congressional district representative is putting the president on blast.
This week, Nolan, speaking about the Obamacare website debacle, called on President Obama to "man up, find out who was responsible, and fire them," according to an AP report. He used the same "man up" phrase during an interview with WCCO, adding that "I feel that the people responsible for this did a terrible disservice to the Affordable Care Act and to the president by allowing this thing to go forward when they knew it wasn't ready."
Nolan didn't name names. The Washington Post reports that congressional Republicans have called for Obama to sack Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the enrollment problems stemming from the crash-prone HealthCare.gov site.
This week, Obama acknowledged problems with the site but stopped short of busting out pink slips.
"There's no sugarcoating it: The website is too slow; people have been getting stuck during the application process," Obama said at a White House event on Monday. "No one is madder about the website than I am, which means it's going to get fixed."
h/t -- Talking Points Memo
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