WASHINGTON, D.C.–Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that she will resign after five years on the job. Mississippi reaction to the announcement was just beginning to trickle in Friday morning.
Sebelius has faced intense srutiny from Republicans and some D.C. Democrats as well for the rough go implementation of ObamaCare and all of the fallout following the website HealthCare.gov’s rocky launch.
She will be replaced by Sylvia Matthews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), an outspoken opponent of the Affordable Care Act, Tweeted Thursday, “The #Obamacare train-wreck’s latest casualty: Sec. Sebelius”.
A crowd gathered at a town hall meeting for Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is running for U.S. senate, applauded when the resignation of Sebelius was announced.