Kathleen Sebelius has resigned.
From the New York Times:
Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.I don't care about Obama's legacy.
Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation this week, and on Friday morning he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her, officials said.
The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move beyond its early stumbles in carrying out the law, persuade a still-skeptical public of its lasting benefits, and help Democratic incumbents, who face blistering attack ads after supporting the legislation, survive the midterm elections this fall.
Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy.
Do you think most Americans are concerned about the guy's legacy?
The fact is Obama should have fired her months ago, even years ago.
Obama's legacy is already set. The resignation of Sebelius means nothing at this point.
This is funny:
Obama to announce at 5pm tomorrow that he's extending the deadline for Sebelius to leave.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) April 10, 2014
Well it's a good thing that Sebelius resigned NOW, before she could do any real damage. #SarcasmoModeOn— Dan Joseph (@DanJoseph78) April 10, 2014
Sebelius attempted to submit resignation a half dozen times over the last several days. Does that count as 6 resignations at HHS?— RightWisconsin (@RightWisconsin) April 10, 2014