Sebelius brushes off calls for resignation

The embattled Health and Human Services secretary says her focus is on getting up and running

By Elias Isquith

Published October 25, 2013 3:15PM (EDT)

Responding to questions of whether or not she would resign in the wake of's continued technical dysfunction, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius claimed that her focus was on getting the Obamacare website operational and that "the majority" of those calling for her resignation don't want to see Obamacare functional to begin with.

"The majority of people calling for me to resign, I would say, are people who I don’t work for, and who do not want this program to work in the first place," Sebelius said during a press conference.

While calls for Sebelius's resignation have not reached a fever pitch, a letter signed by 32 House GOPers calling for Sebelius to step down was recently sent to President Obama. The signatories were overwhelmingly members of the Tea Party bloc of the House GOP — including Reps. Ted Yoho, Michele Bachmann, and Louie Gohmert.

Watch video of Sebelius's remarks below, via Talking Points Memo:

[h/t Talking Points Memo]

Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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