Susan Rice, on the short list for Biden’s VP pick, has been embroiled in plenty of Obama-era controversies. Tarmac-gate, anyone?
Though Rice is getting some serious consideration as Joe Biden’s VP, her son has very different political opinions.
John David Rice-Cameron, son of the former UN ambassador and national security advisor under Obama, Susan Rice, remains an outspoken Trump supporter despite his mother’s political career.
Check this out from Fox News:
Former UN Ambassador Susan Rice opened up about her right-leaning son in an interview Wednesday, saying blood is thicker than politics.
"I have a 23-year-old son whom I love dearly, whose politics are very, very different from my own and from the rest of our family," the former Obama administration Cabinet member told NPR. "My son and I will have some robust disagreements over some matters of policy, not all. And yet, at the end of the day, you know, I love him dearly, and he loves me."
Rice, who served as ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 and as national security adviser from 2013 to 2017, has risen to the spotlight in recent days due to her reported spot on Joe Biden’s shortlist for potential vice presidential choices.
Her son, John David Rice-Cameron, was president of the Stanford College Republicans and hosted events such as “Make Stanford Great Again.”
His mother said she believes, for both her family and the country, in respecting those with differing political views and finding areas of agreement. And she said she and her son don't disagree on everything.
"We agree, for example, on the importance of the United States playing a responsible, principled leadership role in the world,” Rice said of her son. "We agree on the importance of having strong alliances. We agree we have to be clear-eyed and strong in dealing with adversaries like Russia and the threat that China may pose. We disagree on things like choice. I'm pro-choice. He's pro-life. That's the kind of difference that we ought to be able to respect."
When her own son and even leftists on Twitter don't sound enthused at Rice helping to run the country, wouldn't that be a signal to the Democrats that they're still rooting around in the bottom of the barrel?
The Washington Examiner with more:
Rice, an Obama administration national security adviser and former United Nations ambassador, previously delved into her relationship with her son in her 2019 autobiography, Tough Love. The subject was broached in the NPR interview after she touted Biden's ability to bridge political divides exacerbated during the Trump era.
Rice is reportedly near the top of Biden's running mate shortlist. Other female candidates being considered by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee are California Sen. Kamala Harris, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and California Rep. Karen Bass.
But her candidacy is hindered by critics of her leadership in the aftermath of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. A campaign neophyte, she's also expecting scrutiny of her "unmasking" of Trump campaign officials Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn, and Jared Kushner in intel reports about their undisclosed December 2016 meeting with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Who knows us better than our own family? What does he know that the public doesn't?
If "blood is thicker than politics," as the article from Fox News reported after her interview with NPR, the next few months should be interesting as we draw nearer to the election.