Two House Dems call for firings over healthcare rollout

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Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) said Wednesday that Obama needed to "man up" and hold someone accountable for the rollout.

"I think the president needs to man up, find out who was responsible and fire them," Nolan told The Associated Press after a briefing with a White House official Wednesday about the law’s implementation.

The freshman Democrat was one of 10 vulnerable House Democrats targeted earlier this month by the National Republican Congressional Committee in ads accusing them of protecting ObamaCare at the expense of the government shutdown.

Nolan ousted Tea Party incumbent Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.) with 54 percent of the vote in 2012.

Rep. Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.) similarly said he would "like to see somebody lose their job over” the implementation. Maloney, who previously ran his own software company, said he knows what it takes to meet deadlines.

“The success of this program and the ability of folks to navigate these exchanges is more important than protecting anyone who failed to do their job,” Maloney said, according to a transcript provided by his office.

He continued: “I can assure you that I won’t be sugarcoating it. We need to be very honest with people about the fact that there have been real problems with helping people sign up particularly on the website. And that can’t happen – that just can’t happen. I’m glad the administration has been getting in the game on this a little more recently. I think they were slow off the dime. I’d like to see somebody lose their job over this. I think it’s outrageous.”

Maloney won a competitive race against former Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.) in 2012 to capture his seat.

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was the first high-profile Democrat to call for heads to roll earlier this month.

The ObamaCare website has been plagued by technical issues that have caused delays and prevented many individuals from enrolling in a healthcare plan.

A number of GOP lawmakers have called for Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign as well.

Neither Democrat called for Sebelius to step down.

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