While Barack Obama continues blaming others for the failure of his healthcare law, many who had an intimate role in its implementation are now running for cover.
As the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee moves forward with hearings designed to get to the bottom of last month’s inauspicious ObamaCare rollout, at least two potential witnesses called to testify have refused to comply.
According to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Nancy-Ann DeParle and Jeanne Lambrew were asked to appear before the committee to answer questions. In response, he explained, the pair sent a letter explaining that “they’re not gonna come.”
Identified as one of the law’s architects, DeParle could doubtlessly offer critical information regarding the troubled state of ObamaCare. A former director of the White House Office of Health Reform, she played a pivotal role in developing the healthcare law.
Since 2011, Lambrew has served as the White House Deputy Assistant for Health Policy.
Both women obviously realize that they would face tough questions as even many left-leaning politicians are cutting ties with the law they once supported. Perhaps it is human nature to avoid such uncomfortable situations, though Americans want to see some accountability for what has become a bungled mess.
This administration’s adeptness at avoiding responsibility is suffering mightily as more and more citizens see through political tactics like name-calling and stonewalling. With two high-profile figures refusing to answer questions, it becomes even more obvious that Obama and his minions are solely interested in saving face.
While openness and honesty would earn these leaders some modicum of respect from the American people, the ideologues in this regime seem physically incapable of providing it.
–B. Christopher Agee
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