Susan Rice to face her critics

By Connor Simpson

November 27, 2012

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice took the initiative to invite John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte to sit down and speak with her Tuesday like reasonable adults about her controversial comments on the Benghazi attacks. They all said yes. 

Yep, Rice invited her biggest fans to come and chat with her about those ill-fated comments she made about the Benghazi attacks on the Sunday political talk shows so many moons ago. McCain, Graham, and Ayotte have all publicly criticized Rice for implying the attacks were spontaneous. McCain has been her most vocal detractor, though his tone when discussing Rice has softened.

Originally, McCain flipped out when Rice's name was attached to a Secretary of State rumor. He said he would do "everything I can" to stop it from happening, even going so far as to threaten filibustering her nomination. The following Sunday, McCain said on Face the Nation that Rice had "a lot of explaining to do," and said he wants her to admit she was wrong. But this past Sunday, he was much more demurred. "Sure, I give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took," he said on Fox News Sunday. "I’ll be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her."

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By Connor Simpson

November 27, 2012

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