“News reports of disturbing, anti-Semitic pamphlets show the kind of neo-Nazi thugs with whom Vladimir Putin is willing to associate,” Reid said on Thursday.
McAllister’s chief of staff told the Monroe News-Star, a local paper, that Gordon was not fired.
The trip is in an effort to “access the effect of ongoing U.S. efforts to support Ukraine.”
Burwell will be taking the reins from departing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who faced criticism in her closing months at the Department over the law’s botched roll out.
Republicans are calling on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to issue a clarification.
Grimes, a Democrat, brought in $2.7 million, while McConnell raised $2.4 million.
The lawmakers met with General Joseph Dunford, the Commander of coalition forces in the country, and U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham.
Blackburn has not previously been widely seen as a potential 2016 contender.
“Director Burwell deserves timely confirmation, and I hope my Republican colleagues will work with us to ensure we fill this important position.”