Rep. Pete King calls for Ambassador Rice to resign; John Kerry defends, advises ‘deep breath’

Rep. Pete King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, today called for the resignation of U.N. ambassador Susan Rice. As Twitchy reported, Rice appeared on several Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16 to push the administration’s spin that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was “a spontaneous reaction to a video” — even as Libya’s president was saying the attack was “no doubt” premeditated.

“For her to go on all of those shows and in effect be our spokesman for the world and be misinforming the American people and our allies and countries around the world, to me, somebody has to pay the price for this,” King told CNN.

Rice has found an ally, though, in Sen. John Kerry. In direct response to King, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued a statement in defense of Rice (and of Hillary Clinton), which reads in part:

I’m deeply disturbed by efforts to find the politics instead of finding the facts in this debate. Everyone who cares about the four fallen Americans in Benghazi would do well to take a deep breath about what happened and allow Secretary Clinton’s proactive, independent investigation to proceed. I’m particularly troubled by calls for Ambassador Rice’s resignation. She is a remarkable public servant for whom the liberation of the Libyan people has been a personal issue and a public mission. She’s an enormously capable person who has represented us at the United Nations with strength and character.

Did Kerry just say she represented us at the U.N. with strength and character? Is that another way of saying she ducked out of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in favor of lunch with Hillary?

While the political fight over Rice’s future plays out in D.C., Media Research Center president Brent Bozell offered another possible outcome to Sean Hannity.

  • k pears

    Who sent her and Carney out there to lie?They don’t do it on their own.They answer to someone.

    • TugboatPhil

      Naaah. Just like that ATF Field Officer took it upon himself to traffic guns across the Mexican border with no direction fro DOJ, Rice and Carney just thought up stuff to say with no input from the White House.

      Hey, anyone want to see pictures of this neat bridge I bought in New York City?

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        I thought that bridge was in the Mojave…

        • A Willful Boy

          It must be; I don’t think you’re allowed to take pictures of bridges in NYC.

          • Donna

            Only if you’re not drinking a super-sized soda.

  • Leland Stanford

    Susan Rice lies while Seals and Ambassador die

    • Dennis Spears

      you got that right but not only did they lie to the america public but by living the lie expecting us who know better to believe it – fed-up

  • Rashied Rushing

    She was guided by directions provided by state and state by admin. If pressure mounts Rice will fall on her sword like a good soldier.

    • Ramone Love

      None of the people in this administration have any shame. There will be no sword-falling from this group of lying miscreants.

      • TocksNedlog

        No, but from time to time they DO throw their own under the bus.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I’m troubled by calls for Amb. Rice’s resignation! All she did was lie! It’s not as if she did anything wrong that was important!
    It’s not as if none of us don’t do it all the time! What’s the big deal?

    Lurch Speaks Again!

    I wonder who wound his skate-key up this time?

  • hankfromthebank

    Axelrod is telling her and Carney what to say..sleazy Chicago is now running Washington..

  • Kirk Baxley

    I would accept “Im sorry, I was stupid”

  • mrt721

    “I’m deeply disturbed by efforts to find the politics instead of finding the facts in this debate.”
    Says the man who called for full disclosure…… November 13th.

  • txsoutherngrace

    All state dept docs, files, Intel meetings, and computers should be confiscated NOW before more are shredded.

    They should be escorted out … resign my arse!! Rice along with ALL who have denied and lied since 9/11 before and after the attack …. including the Cairo embassy personnel the pre tweeters, Carney, Baghdad Bob, Hillary, Obama and ALL the people who knew from day 1 this was a lie.

    Charges forthcoming