GOP Sen: HHS Secretary ‘Contemptuous’ for Question Dodge

Wednesday at the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, Secretary Sylvia Burwell refused to answer Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) questions for over five minutes about the current ObamaCare case before the Supreme Court, causing the Texas senator to call Secretary Burwell’s conduct “rather contemptuous of Congress.”

Cornyn said, “That’s not an answer to my question, Madam Secretary. You’re a highly intelligent, charming person, but you refuse to answer our questions. And that to me doesn’t strike me as trying to work with Congress, but rather contemptuous of Congress’ oversight responsibilities.”

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