Susan Rice, justifiably under fire from the Right over her role in Benghazigate, has for the most part enjoyed the support of liberals. But it appears that the environmentalist wing of the Left may not have Rice’s back:
Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North American tar sands industry and construction of the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline. If confirmed by the Senate, one of Rice’s first duties likely would be consideration, and potentially approval, of the controversial mega-project.
Odds are that this news won’t stand in the way of Rice’s nomination for Secretary of State, but it’s certainly interesting to see where lefty eco-zealots’ priorities lie:
Perpetuating lies about Benghazi? Not a “legitimate” reason to oppose her nomination. Investments in oil companies? Bright red flag!!11!
Good to know they care about the issues.