GOP Rep lashes out at Sebelius

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Rep. John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusUnending Pruitt controversies leave Republicans frustrated Overnight Energy: House votes to advance Yucca Mountain nuke waste plan | EPA won't reverse danger findings for paint stripping chemical | County sues oil companies over climate House votes to advance Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project MORE (R-Ill.) lashed out at Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusMr. President, let markets help save Medicare IRS Tax Day glitch exposes antiquated tech infrastructure Trump administration's reforms could make welfare work again MORE at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Shimkus became heated during a disagreement with Sebelius over the Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare and said it was pointless for him to argue with the secretary over the matter.

“It’s like talking to the Republic of Korea,” he said.

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), who started off the hearing asking his colleagues to treat Sebelius respectfully and to allow her to finish her answers to the committee’s questions, strenuously objected.

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