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Robert Gibbs still thinks some of his former colleagues at the White House should be fired

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Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs still thinks that someone should be fired over the botched rollout of healthcare.gov.

"It will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of the website doesn't get fired or a group of people don't get fired," Gibbs said on MSNBC on Monday afternoon, citing the New York Times story about the behind-the-scenes activity at the White House.

Gibbs added that it would be "inexplicable" if someone from the Department of Health and Human Services or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wasn't fired by the spring, but he didn't name anyone personally.

"There aren't really any good excuses for not firing people," Gibbs said. "The private-sector velocity should also include the velocity of moving somebody's framed pictures out of their office and into a new job."

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