Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who was considered at one time front-runner for the Secretary of State position after Hilary Clinton resigns, notified President Obama that she was withdrawing her name from consideration.
In a letter to President Barack Obama, she said “the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly — to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country.”
The sour Republicans who were still bitter about the presidential race that they didn’t win sought out to destroy Rice over the Benghazi tragedy.
Rice drew criticism for her description of the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. On several television programs several days after the attack, she described a protest of an anti-Islam video outside the mission buildings. CNN
Senator John Kerry is up as the next presumed front-runner. Let’s see if his nomination survives the Republican hate.
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