MSNBC’s Ball: Obamacare Rollout ‘a Catastrophe’

by Andrew Johnson

The Cycle’s Krystal Ball criticized the Obama administration’s flubbed launch of its online exchanges and raised questions about whether Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius should be let go as a result, joining a handful of MSNBC contributors who have expressed similar views.

“I was prepared for some glitches, some minor problems, but this is a catastrophe,” Ball said on MSNBC on Monday afternoon before asking if Sebelius should resign over the rollout. The Grio’s Perry Bacon said Ball was asking a “very reasonable question.”

Bacon said that Sebelius’s appearing on the Daily Show earlier this month while turning down appearing before Congress was an abandonment of her responsibilities, and could force even some Democrats to question if Sebelius should be fired.