Former White House Press Secretary and MSNBC contributor Roberts Gibbs told MSNBC on Monday that, even if President Barack Obama’s administration can iron out the problems with the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, they cannot regain the public trust without a personnel shakeup. When asked if he would consider being part of the new team at the White House overseeing the ACA’s implementation, Gibbs said definitively that he would not.
“I do not see how the administration goes forward implementing health care reform into next year with the same team at HHS and CMS that brought us this roll-out,” Gibbs said. “You simply cannot repair your credibility with the American people by having the same people captaining the ship.”
“Have they called you yet to say could you please come back?” Alex Wagner asked.
“The last thing I would want to be in charge of is health care,” Gibbs replied.
“I am not coming back, Definitively,” Wagner concluded, summarizing Gibbs’ position.
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
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