The Tennessee Republican compared the HHS secretary’s requests for donations from insurance companies to the Iran-Contra scandal.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius might have broken the law by asking insurance companies to donate to outside groups promoting President Obama’s healthcare law, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Saturday.

Alexander compared the fundraising to the Iran-Contra scandal.

“Secretary Sebelius’s fundraising for and coordinating with private entities helping to implement the new health care law may be illegal, should cease immediately and should be fully investigated by Congress,” Alexander said in a statement.