Pres. Obama will name Susan "Benghazi Talking Points" Rice as his next national security adviser, in a move that seems designed to provoke Rep. Jason Chaffetz and other Republicans still investigating Rice's role in the Benghazi coverup.
Reports The Daily Beast:
Jason Chaffetz, one of the leading Republican House members investigating the Benghazi attack said Rice was a terrible choice to lead the president’s national security staff. “It’s curious the president selected her for a position that does not require Senate confirmation, there is no way she could get through that process,” he said. “I am sure she is a nice person but she lacks judgment. She claims to have read the daily intelligence brief and anyone who was following what was happening in Libya would have known terrorism was likely a factor in the incident in Benghazi.”
Not all Republicans were as negative. Sen. John McCain tweeted Wednesday morning, "Obviously I disagree w/ POTUS appointment of Susan Rice as Nat'l Security Adviser, but I'll make every effort to work w/ her on imp't issues."
Chaffetz first reached out to Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli on the night of the Benghazi attacks. Hicks testified last month before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that he told Hillary Clinton on the night of the attacks that it was an act of terror.
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- Written by Xanthe
- Category: Washington Watch