Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rice cooked?

When Susan Rice met with three Republican senators, it was supposed to help her odds of being confirmed to be the next secretary of state.

From The Hill:
Susan Rice's chances of winning confirmation as secretary of State dimmed Tuesday after she failed to win over her sharpest Republican critics.

GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John McCain (Ariz.) and Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) exited a Capitol Hill meeting with Rice saying they remained troubled about comments the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations made days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

“Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before [by] the 16 September explanation about how four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya, by Ambassador Rice,” Graham said following the closed-door briefing also attended by acting CIA Director Michael Morell.

Other Republicans said Rice might survive a Foreign Relations Committee vote on her nomination, but expressed doubt she could win confirmation from the entire Senate.
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