Dem: 'Probably a good thing' Sebelius is out


A Democratic senator said Sunday that it's "probably a good thing" that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusSebelius on GOP healthcare plan: 'I'm not sure what the goal is here' Obama's health secretary to be first female president of American University Leaked email: Podesta pushed Tom Steyer for Obama’s Cabinet MORE is on her way out.

In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) praised Sebelius for her six years at HHS, but suggested a "new face" would benefit the healthcare rollout.

"She gave a lot of good service to the president and to the country," Whitehouse said.

“She was there nearly six years in an extremely tough job, at a very consequential time through the whole healthcare bill, through the rollout with all its malfunctions. I think it probably is a good thing to have a new face going forward."

He added that President Obama's new HHS nominee, White House budget director Sylvia Matthews Burwell, is a "very good choice" and will bring a "strong set of credentials" to the role.