On Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would testify about the Obamacare rollout before Congress. “To be clear, the House hearing is this week,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) of Sebelius’ attempt to kick the can down the road. He said that Sebelius’ promise to appear later was “unacceptable.” He continued, “Let’s be clear, the HHS statement is one announcing Sebelius will NOT testify Thursday in the House. Unacceptable.”
Boehner himself tweeted, “Secretary Sebelius must change her mind and appear at this week’s hearing in the House.” Secretary Sebelius appeared to answer questions from Jon Stewart on Comedy Central last week, but could not be bothered to make herself available for Congress this week.