Sen. Lamar Alexander called for the resignation of the federal official who oversees Obamacare on Tuesday.
Alexander, the senior Republican on the Senate health committee, joined other GOP lawmakers in calling for the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, in a recent statement.
"Expecting this secretary to be able to fix in a few weeks what she has not been able to fix during the last three and one-half years is unrealistic," he said. "It is throwing good money after bad."
The Tennessee Republican’s remarks come as the Obama administration and Sebelius face criticism for the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov, the federal website where citizens were told to register for insurance under Obamacare. The site has been plagued with technical issues since it launched Oct. 1.
Sebelius "appears not even to have told the president about known problems with the Obamacare website in the months and days leading up to the launch," Alexander said. "Despite repeated requests, she has refused to tell Congress or the public the reasons the Obamacare website continues to fail while insisting on more time and an undisclosed amount of money to fix it."
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