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Sebelius has awkward exchange with Okla. news anchor over ObamaCare

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FILE: May 15, 2012: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in Bethesda, Md. (AP)

Well, that was awkward. 

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had an uncomfortable exchange with a local news anchor in Oklahoma on Monday when he informed her ObamaCare is not very popular in the state.

Sebelius appeared on Oklahoma City’s News 9 on the last day of open enrollment for the health care law to encourage people to sign up. However, anchor Stan Miller informed Sebelius his viewers may be skeptical, as statistics show the law is not popular in the state.

“At last check, 64 percent of Oklahomans aren't buying into the health care plan, they don't like ObamaCare, and they've been pretty vocal about it,” Miller said. “Now that's going to still continue to be a tough sell, but we'll see how that plays out over the coming months.”

In response, Sebelius was silent, staring into the camera until Miller finally broke the pause by thanking her for coming on. Stan then suggested perhaps they had lost sound, since Sebelius was not responding.

“Well I can hear you,” the secretary said, before saying, “Thanks for having me.” Miller then ended the interview. 

Click to watch the video at News 9.