U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and scorned former frontrunner to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, is back in the news. After public outcry following her role in mischaracterizing to the American public what had caused uprisings against the U.S. in arab countries across the globe in the fall of 2012, including the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left the ambassador and three state department employees dead, Republicans lined up in premature opposition to Rice’s rumored nomination to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Little has been heard from Rice since she removed her name from consideration for Secretary of State in December 2012, but now the Washington Post is reporting that she is the president’s pick for national security advisor.
Rice’s record before Benghazi has been called into question by commentators on both the right and left, with many questioning her abrasiveness and ability to put the interests of the country before politics.
National security advisor does not need Senate confirmation, but is this a wise move the Obama administration? The ‘Real News’ panel debates: