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Washington - U.S. Senators Vow To Block Susan Rice Promotion Over Benghazi

Published on: November 14, 2012 12:32 PM
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Susan Rice (R), United States' Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks as Mark Lyall Grant (L), the United Kingdom's Ambassador to the United Nations, listens during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the ongoing violence in Syria at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York, USA, 19 July 2012. EPA/JUSTIN LANESusan Rice (R), United States' Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks as Mark Lyall Grant (L), the United Kingdom's Ambassador to the United Nations, listens during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the ongoing violence in Syria at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York, USA, 19 July 2012. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Washington - Senior Republican senators vowed on Wednesday to block any future promotion of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, over her handling of the September 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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“We will do whatever’s necessary to block the nomination that’s within our power as far as Susan Rice is concerned,” said Senator John McCain. Fellow Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported that stance at the same news conference.

Rice has been mentioned as a possible successor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has said she will not continue to serve in President Barack Obama’s second term beginning in January.

Republican lawmakers, however, question Rice’s initial description of the violence that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other American officials as a spontaneous outburst rather than a planned attack.


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 Nov 14, 2012 at 01:05 PM Anonymous Says:

This is a reward for lying for obama. WHen you lay with dogs you get fleas

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 01:16 PM Anonymous Says:

How could they do that? Unlike a supreme court judge you don't need Senate approval to appointe the Secretary of state?

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 01:53 PM Liepa Says:

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Anonymous Says:

How could they do that? Unlike a supreme court judge you don't need Senate approval to appointe the Secretary of state?

Sorry to disappoint, YOU DO!

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 02:36 PM ExpatriateOwl Says:

Anonymous says: "Unlike a supreme court judge you don't need Senate approval to appointe the Secretary of state?

The last time I checked, the United States Constitution, Article II, Section 2, specifically states that the President, "by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States..."

Cabinet officers DO need to pass Senate muster.

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 02:59 PM Anon Says:

It is great to see your interest in Benghazi. I'm sure you now understand from the high-quality news sources that you frequent that Benghazi was an undercover CIA operation masquerading as a Consulate. Of course, as you know from your extensive experience in national security, the first thing that a covert agency does when under attack is release all of the confidential details to Sean Hannity. After all, it is not important to make sure you understand the nature of the security breach before making public statements.

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 03:28 PM The Obama Regime Says:

Reply to #5  
Anon Says:

It is great to see your interest in Benghazi. I'm sure you now understand from the high-quality news sources that you frequent that Benghazi was an undercover CIA operation masquerading as a Consulate. Of course, as you know from your extensive experience in national security, the first thing that a covert agency does when under attack is release all of the confidential details to Sean Hannity. After all, it is not important to make sure you understand the nature of the security breach before making public statements.

Another message brought to you by the letter "O" and by the number 6,000,000,000,000 DOLLARS in debt!!

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 03:41 PM Reb Yid Says:

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Anon Says:

It is great to see your interest in Benghazi. I'm sure you now understand from the high-quality news sources that you frequent that Benghazi was an undercover CIA operation masquerading as a Consulate. Of course, as you know from your extensive experience in national security, the first thing that a covert agency does when under attack is release all of the confidential details to Sean Hannity. After all, it is not important to make sure you understand the nature of the security breach before making public statements.

Well, somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 06:26 PM Pony Express Says:

John McCain and Gold mix like toilet water and tuna fish.

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