GOP Rep lashes out at Sebelius

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Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) lashed out at Health and Human Services 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 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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