It’s been hard for Democrats to defend the Obamacare rollout with all the problems that have arisen, but former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton gave it his all in a heated debate on CNN with RNC communications director Sean Spicer. Burton insisted in the big picture, the site will be fixed and millions more people will get health care, but Spicer insisted there’s still the very real issue of accountability to deal with.
Erin Burnett asked how the White House could have “ignored” all the website problems ahead of the official rollout. Burton argued that “no big program rolls out, no big product rolls out, without having a few glitches.” Spicer didn’t know what was more troubling: what the Obama administration knew and covered up, or what they didn’t know.
On the accountability issue, Burton laughingly dismissed it as “such a Washington game” and called the whole blame game “irrelevant.” He added, “I’m not gonna take advice on government waste when the Republican party just shut the government down.”
Spicer fired back, “Who’s being held accountable?” He found it too little, too late that people are only just now apologizing for the shoddy rollout. Burton sarcastically mused about if the GOP only “had this kind of energy about getting people health insurance.”
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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