Republicans Set to Grill Obama’s Health Nominee

Republicans are getting ready to pick another fight about ObamaCare, this time over President Obama’s new choice to oversee the national health plan.

Obama announced Friday that he’d nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary.

Burwell, who runs the Office of Management and Budget, is well regarded by both parties for helping work out a budget deal, but she won’t necessarily be spared a grilling in the Senate, where Republicans will try to get her on record about the problems with the health-care law’s rollout.

“I think Burwell presents an ideal opportunity to examine the failures that are ObamaCare,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Fox News.

One senior Senate aide said Republicans see confirmation as “an opportunity to litigate the major problems with ObamaCare.”