According to @NBCNews, Susan Rice has dropped out of the running for Secretary of State.—
Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) December 13, 2012
Was a YouTube video to blame?
Well I hope you're real proud of yourselves, YouTube Video Makers.—
Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) December 13, 2012
No. She says confirmation fight would have been too difficult:
"If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly." — Susan Rice….—
The Fix (@TheFix) December 13, 2012
Apparently, her meetings with GOP Senators went really poorly:
Susan rice meetings w/ senator-especially moderate repub susan collins – even worse than we reported real time. Pretty contentious, I'm told—
Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) December 13, 2012
President Obama accepts Rice’s decision:
Pres Obama says he accepts Susan Rice's decision "to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State."—
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 13, 2012
Of course, the blame lies entirely with Republicans … not with the woman who falsely blamed four Benghazi murders on a YouTube video:
Obama says that he "regret the unfair and misleading attacks" on Susan Rice.—
Byron Tau (@ByronTau) December 13, 2012
What she deserved was scrutiny. Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte were doing their jobs.
Not to mention sexist and racist, according to lefties.
Rice will continue on in her current post as Ambassador to the United Nations:
President Obama says Susan Rice to continue as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations—
Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) December 13, 2012
Most tweeters believe the Secretary of State position will go to Sen. John Kerry:
Picture it: the senior senator from Massachusetts in the Oval Office saying, "I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty!"—
(@jimgeraghty) December 13, 2012
A Kerry appointment won’t make conservatives happy, but perhaps there is a silver lining:
nyt, nbc report Susan Rice withdraws as Sec. of state nominee.
Hello John Kerry? Dust off placards Scott Brown?—
Robin Young (@hereandnowrobin) December 13, 2012
Susan Rice thing is great news for Scott Brown, if you assume Kerry goes to state now—
Simon vz-Wood (@svzwood) December 13, 2012