Dem Caught on Open Mic During Sebelius Abortion Question: 'Oh, Here We Go'
on Wed, 30 Oct 2013
During Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius’ questioning on Capitol Hill to testify about the shortcomings of Healthcare.gov, a female Democrat was caught on an open microphone grumbling about Sebelius having to answer questions about abortion coverage under Obamacare.
Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) asked, “Let me finish on this debate. It's another transparency issue. If someone, a constituent of mine or someone in this country, has strongly held pro-life views, can you commit to us to make sure that the federal exchanges that offer that is clearly identified and so people can understand if they are going to buy a policy that has abortion coverage or not? Because right now, you cannot make that determination.”
Off camera, as Shimkus talked, a voice muttered, “Oh, here we go.” It wasn’t Sebelius, as split-screens showed. One possibility: Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who had just concluded her testimony.