Was a YouTube video to blame?
susan rice pulls her name from consideration for SecState in obama's 2nd term. waiting for explanation it was youtube video's fault. #hewitt
β Duane Patterson (@Radioblogger) December 13, 2012
Well I hope you're real proud of yourselves, YouTube Video Makers.
β 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." β Susan Riceβ¦.
β Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) December 13, 2012
Apparently, her meetings with GOP Senators went really poorly:
Susan rice meetings w/ senator-especially moderate repub susan collins β even worse than we reported real time. Pretty contentious, I'm told
β Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) December 13, 2012
President Obama accepts Riceβs decision:
Pres Obama says he accepts Susan Rice's decision "to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State."
β Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 13, 2012
Statement by the President on Ambassador Rice http://t.co/7IZeUybZ
β Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 13, 2012
Of course, the blame lies entirely with Republicans β¦ 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.
β Byron Tau (@ByronTau) December 13, 2012
I am so appalled at Senator McCain, Graham and all others who led the war against @AmbassadorRice. She deserved a fair hearing. Agree?
β Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) December 13, 2012
What she deserved was scrutiny. Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte were doing their jobs.
β rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 13, 2012
Not to mentionΒ 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
β Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) December 13, 2012
Most tweeters believe the Secretary of State position will go to Sen. John Kerry:
Amb. Rice's withdrawal from Sec. State nomination paves the way for GOP-approved John Kerry: http://t.co/xyyB3dKV
β Andrew Katz (@katz) December 13, 2012
Picture it: the senior senator from Massachusetts in the Oval Office saying, "I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty!"
β jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 13, 2012
Out: millionaire serial liar. In: billionaire self-admitted war criminal. #SecretaryofStateNomination
β David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 13, 2012
A Kerry appointment wonβt 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?
β Robin Young (@hereandnowrobin) December 13, 2012
Susan Rice thing is great news for Scott Brown, if you assume Kerry goes to state now
β Simon (@svzwood) December 13, 2012