Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama for nominating as his new Health and Human Services Secretary the same woman who ordered the shutdown of the war memorials during the so-called government shutdown last year.
After accepting Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation Friday, Obama nominated Sylvia Burwell, the former Office of Management and Budget director. This is the same person who sent the email initiating the barricading of the memorials, even as veterans were arriving in D.C. on their “honor flights” to see the memorials that they built. Palin, along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), joined veterans as they protested the barricades.
Palin bluntly asked Americans to remember that Burwell was in charge then, and that now she has been tapped to take over the “disastrous beast under which our entire health care system and 1/6 of our nation’s economy is forever fundamentally transformed”: