Rep. Blackburn on Idea of Sebelius as Senator: Hah!

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 06:37 AM

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There's no way Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can win a Senate seat, Rep. Marsha Blackburn says.

Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, was stunned at reports that Sebelius — widely blamed for the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act — is mulling a run for U.S. Senate in Kansas.

"I cannot imagine that she could think she could go back to Kansas after, as she said, she was responsible for the debacle of the HealthCare.gov rollout," Blackburn told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"I cannot imagine her saying, 'I'm going to go put my name on the ballot.' That would be a seat that a Republican would certainly win," Blackburn said Wednesday.

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Blackburn is also concerned by a new report from Judicial Watch that indicates former IRS official Lois Lerner wanted to sic the Justice Department on conservative groups the IRS was targeting.

"It shows a complete disregard for the ethics and integrity of what they are sworn to do and supposed to do with the IRS," said Blackburn, who is vice chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

"It's supposed to be an independent agency free of political pressures and implications, and what we have seen is that they have gone about politicizing lots of agencies, whether it is CMS or HHS or the ETA or the IRS or Fish and Wildlife, you name it," she said.

"Look at the amount of overreach and inappropriate activity that has taken place by taking the federal government and using it as a weapon against our fellow citizens, and we're seeing it across the board."


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