Gardner: Sebelius Needs to Tell the Truth
Washington, DC – Rep. Cory Gardner (CO-04) released the following statement today after questioning Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing:
“Secretary Sebelius must explain to the American people her responses at today’s hearing. When I asked her why she wouldn’t join the healthcare exchanges like millions of Americans are being forced to do, she said claimed that it was ‘illegal for me.’
“Is she lying, or is she unsure about the very law she is in charge of administering? What is illegal about her enrolling in the exchange? If she is misinformed, and unaware of the fact that she is eligible to join, I urge her to visit healthcare.gov where it clearly shows she meets the three criteria listed.
“My constituents are tired of the constant stream of misinformation, or lack of information, that comes from this White House. Congress must be given the information it needs to perform its oversight responsibilities. In the meantime, I urge Secretary Sebelius to admit she was not telling the truth, or unaware of the law.”