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Published On: Fri, Dec 14th, 2012

Susan Rice withdraws from Secretary of State nomination process

Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after the bitter battle with Republicans didn’t seem likely to end.

Susan Rice

Susan Rice

Rice’s political troubles in the wake of the Benghazi attacks were not going away and support for her nomination appeared to be waning in recent days.

Massachusetts Senator and former Presidential candidate John Kerry now becomes the likely choice to replace Hillary Clinton administration officials added.

“While I deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on Susan Rice in recent weeks, her decision demonstrates the strength of her character,” President Obama said.

A Kerry nomination could open the door for Scott Brown to run and replace the Senator after losing in the November election.

Clinton, in a brief statement, said Rice had “been an indispensable partner over the past four years” and that she was confident “that she will continue to represent the United States with strength and skill.”

 

 

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  1. White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer says Republicans and critics owe Susan Rice an apology after seeing the Benghazi emails - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Susan Rice endured a lot of scrutiny as she attributed the Benghazi attack on a YouTube anti-Islam video after the State Department had edited out the references to the terrorist attack, details which have now surfaced. Rice even withdrew from the Secretary of State nomination process. […]

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