Why did Susan Rice wait til Thanksgiving eve to finally speak?—
Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 22, 2012
It’s been more than two months since U.N. Amb. Susan Rice appeared on five different network news programs to discuss the “spontaneous protests” which led to the deaths of Amb. Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. Appearing today at the Security Council media stakeout, Rice took a question from a reporter on the “blame the video” story.
Asked about the controversy over her TV appearances, Rice said, in part, “I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. I made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. Everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available.”
The reporter also asked Rice, “Is Senator [John] McCain fair in what he has said?” Rice replied that she has “great respect” for McCain, but that “some of the statements he’s made about me have been unfounded, but I look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him.”
Rice has finally spoken up for herself, but apparently the timing was right. Buzz is building that Rice might be in line to be the next Secretary of State, and her supporters have managed to demonize McCain as a racist and misogynist for “bullying” her in his quest for answers.
Susan Rice is a class act dealing with a classless dolt—
John Billar Pro 47% (@azmoderate) November 22, 2012
Shorter Susan Rice to John McCain: I'd like to B*tch Slap you at the appropriate time.—
A. Deno Vir, MD PhD (@Adenovir) November 22, 2012
Fools led by a bitter mean old white man. McCain GOP keeps focused on Susan Rice
With Rice finally willing to address questions about Libya, can we add a couple more?