November 14, 2012
Video: Obama to GOP On Susan Rice: "If They Want To Go After Somebody, They Should Go After Me"...
In his first presser in 8 months, Obama admitted he was the one who sent Rice out to the networks to discuss the Benghazi terror attack. Rice claimed at the time the attack was spontaneous and was due to the Mo video.
Thank you for clearing this up bronco bamma:
The president's full-throated defense of Rice follows weeks of criticism from Republicans about Rice's TV appearances. In those interviews, she insisted the Benghazi attack was sparked by outrage over an anti-Islam film -- despite evidence that it was a coordinated terror attack.To.be.continued.
Amid speculation that Rice could be tapped to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and others vowed to do "whatever is necessary" to block such a nomination[...]
The comments on Rice drew retorts from all three of the senators who originally raised concerns -- McCain, Graham and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. Those three senators also put forward a proposal Wednesday to empanel a "select committee" to investigate the Libya attack.
McCain, on the Senate floor, defended his concerns about Rice and echoed Graham's comments about Obama's culpability.
"This president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up," McCain said. He added, "This attack clearly could have been prevented."
McCain closed by saying, "we're not picking on anybody," just trying to "find out the facts."[More...]