Firing Of Presidential Cabinet Members A Rarity
This past week, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, testified once more before Congress about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Because of the rocky rollout of that law, some in Congress and in the media have said Sebelius should lose her job. Sebelius is not the first member of President Obama's cabinet member to hear that demand In fact, several members of the cabinet have heard calls for their resignation. But according to presidential historian Michael Beschloss, presidents very rarely go so far as to fire a cabinet member. Host Arun Rath speaks with with Beschloss about this historical precedent.