Nightly News   |  October 27, 2013

Harwood: Sebelius can survive ACA rollout fiasco

Ahead of her scheduled testimony before a Congressional committee, CNBC’s John Harwood weighs in on Secy. Sebelius’ future within the Obama administration.

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>> cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood . secretary sebelius to go before the congressional panel likely to defend the process of people signing on and signing up to health care . will she have to defend the law itself? will it turn to that?

>> there is no question she'll have to defend the law. she'll have to explain how the law will function if they can get past the technical challenges. she has support from the administration, the president. she can survive this. this is a moment for her and the white house team to step up and demonstrate that they can manage a crisis, show competence and governance. they have time, but uh not a lot of time. the most important thing she can tell the committee is try to explain in clearer terms than they have so far what the source of the problems were and how they are going to meet that november 30 deadline for making the website work right.

>> john, thanks for your insight.