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Graham, McCain say they may work with Obama to confirm Susan Rice
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|News Date||Monday, November 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Top Republicans took to the Sunday talk shows, expressing plans to work with President Barack Obama over confirming U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as the next secretary of state. |
In a surprising move, Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, criticized Ms. Rice on Sunday, although he said she has “done an effective job” at the United Nations.
“But on this she was wrong,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program.
“If she’s sent out there to speak to the American people on what happened on Benghazi, she’s obligated to do more than look at three sentences of unclassified, or five sentences of unclassified talking points. Because that was basically a cover story,” said the New York Republican.
Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain did not echo Mr. King’s assessment exactly, saying he would work with the president to move forward on making Ms. Rice the next secretary of state.
“I think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position,” Mr. McCain said when asked if he might vote to confirm her as secretary of state. “I’d give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took.”
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