On Thursday, the hosts of Fox & Friends reported that the concerns among congressional Democrats over the failed roll-out of the Affordable Care Act are turning into near panic. They cited the election on Tuesday in which the Republican candidate for Virginia governor nearly caught up to the Democratic favorite as an example of this trend.
Steve Doocy began by recapping Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius’ testimony before Congress on Wednesday, in which she was berated by both Democrats and Republicans.
“I want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible and producing a product that all of us could be proud of,” said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Wednesday when talking about the contractors responsible for producing a flawed health insurance exchange website.
“She spent the entire time, number one, trying to further define the president’s statement, ‘if you want your plan you can keep your plan,’ which Democrats and Republicans are realizing is a total falsehood,” Brian Kilmeade said.
“She was also being prodded to delay,” he continued. “What happened each time, she flat out denied there will ever be a delay, even though Democrats – including [Sen.] Max Baucus (D-MT) — are calling for a delay.”
Elisabeth Hasselbeck played a clip of Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) discovering amid his questioning of Sebelius that convicted felons could serve as “Obamacare navigators” which would allow them access to a potential ACA enrollee’s sensitive and personal information.
“I think Americans are asking for accountability,” Hasselbeck observed. “People are going wild about this, and certainly why so many Democrats went to talk to the president yesterday, because those that perhaps might not be voting for them in the 2014 elections are losing it.”
Doocy added that President Barack Obama flew to Dallas on Wednesday where he met with 16 congressional Democrats. “They are starting to freak out,” he said.
Doocy added that those Democrats look at the results in Virginia and are saying that “this Obamacare thing is a catastrophe for us.”
Watch the segment below via Fox News Channel:
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