Wednesday was a bad day for Kathleen Sebelius, especially when she met up with a Georgia congressman who left the normally cool and collected Health and Human Services secretary stammering at the end of their exchange.
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey asked Sebelius at the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing about the frequency of meetings she had with President Obama during the development of the much-maligned HealthCare.gov website, according to a C-SPAN video.
“A lot,” Sebelius quickly answered.
“Can you verify that?” Gingrey asked, throwing Sebelius completely off her game. All she could manage was,
“I … I … ” while waving her hands in the air.
The meetings became a significant focal point last week when Politico reported there was just one meeting recorded between Sebelius and the president from July 12, 2010, to Nov. 30, 2013.
Following the Politico article, NBC’s Peter Alexander and ABC’s Jonathan Karl questioned White House press secretary Jay Carney extensively on this point. Carney claimed that the White House visitor logs aren’t necessarily accurate and that the president and Sebelius had, in fact, met frequently, according to NBC.
Gingrey spoke to Breitbart News in an exclusive interview following the committee hearing.
“Today we witnessed more evasiveness from Secretary Sebelius as she bobbed and weaved her way through this morning’s hearing,” Gingrey said. “Whether she was unable to answer basic questions or simply refused to do so, it has to stop. She has been tasked with overhauling one-sixth of the economy and so far, Obamacare has been one disaster after another.”
“Patients and taxpayers deserve better,” he added.
If it’s true that the two only met once, that bolsters the belief Obama is disengaged from his duties and responsibilities as chief executive.