Washington • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says that the departure of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was handed a tough job implementing the Affordable Care Act and that made her unpopular for good reason.
Lee, who spoke last night with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren about Sebelius, added that it will be interesting to see how her appointed replacement, OMB's Sylvia Burwell, will handle the job.
"Well, look, this ultimately isn't about the person. It's about the policy. And Secretary Sebelius was in charge of implementing a very unpopular policy," Lee told Van Susteren. "And her departure signals the end of a very tumultuous era for the Obama administration. And so, it will be interesting to see what happens with the nominee, with Ms. Burwell, what she can do with this. Because she inherits a very, very difficult task. And she's gonna have a tough road ahead of her in terms of securing senate confirmation."<