Susan Rice Defends Her Role in Benghazi Scandal As Biden Narrows VP List

Susan Rice Defends Her Role in Benghazi Scandal As Biden Narrows VP List


Remember the absolute atrocity that was Benghazi?

That situation, which led to the death of an American ambassador, was able to come-about due to the ineptitude of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

And former National Security Advisor Susan Rice was right there at the time with Clinton.

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But when asked recently by Joy Behar of The View about the situation, Rice claims she did absolutely nothing wrong!

Here’s the Fox News report on Rice’s latest comments:

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice pushed back on potential criticism of the way she handled Benghazi, saying that it would be a GOP-led distraction if former Vice President Joe Biden chose her as his 2020 running mate.

She was responding to “The View” co-host Joy Behar, who had asked her about Republican pushback.

“If you were to be the vice president, Republicans would come after you for the way you handled the aftermath of the attacks in Benghazi. Now you got a lot of flak at the time for putting out what turned out to be inaccurate information about what happened,” she said.

“Is this going to hurt your chances? How are you going to deal with that? You know they’re going to go after you with Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. What are you going to do?”

Rice responded by claiming that “not one of” the eight congressional committees that investigated Benghazi determined she “had done anything wrong.”

“Not one of them found that I had deliberately misled the American people, but I don’t doubt that the Republicans will use this, and they’ll attack whoever is Joe Biden’s choice to be his vice president. But let’s be honest about what this is. This is dishonest, and it’s a distraction,” Rice said.

It’s a distraction to be concerned and ask about her involvement in one of the largest stains on the Obama Administration?

Come on Susan!

It’s clear that she’s trying to make her record appear spot-free in hopes that Joe Biden will pick her as his running mate.

Take a look at reactions on Twitter to Rice:

You can watch Rice's appearance on The View right here:

Due to her botched record, it probably would be smart for Biden to look elsewhere for a VP.

Then again, you can rest assured Democrats will completely dismiss her involvement in Benghazi if Biden selects Rice.

A columnist for the Washington Post recently made the case as to why Biden shouldn't pick Rice:

Last October, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, now being mentioned as a possible running mate for Joe Biden, was on the popular podcast “Pod Save America,” when another former Obama administration official, Tommy Vietor, shared his belief that high-ranking Republican Sen. Lindsey O. Graham of South Carolina is a long-standing specimen of excrement.

“He’s been a piece of s---,” Rice concurred. “I said it. I said it, finally, dammit. He’s a piece of s---.” She smiled at the camera.

Ladies and gentlemen, the vice president of the United States?

What the %$#@&?

If Biden is actually considering Rice for the job — I suspect the boomlet is more about building her profile for another future post — it would be a costly mistake.

Don’t get me wrong. Biden would be better than President Trump even if he put the general secretary of Antifa on the ticket. And Rice’s cv is impressive: Stanford, Rhodes scholar, assistant secretary of state at age 32, U.N. ambassador.

But at a time when Americans have suffered greatly from a famously pugilistic leader with no electoral experience who embraces public profanity and petty insults, Americans want healing and calm. Why would Biden tap as veep (and put a heartbeat from the presidency) a human lightning rod?

Others reportedly on Biden’s list (all women, most women of color) have run for office. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Val Demings, Karen Bass, Stacey Abrams, Tammy Duckworth, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Gretchen Whitmer know how to persuade voters, twist arms, build coalitions. Rice has never experienced the intense vetting that Harris or Warren has.

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