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November 26, 2012

McCain Softens Criticism of Susan Rice

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared to soften his critique of potential Hillary Clinton successor Susan Rice telling Fox News, "I'd give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took. I'd be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her."

First Read: "Of course, this doesn't mean that any Rice hearing would be less contentious or that Benghazi wouldn't be an issue. But it does seem -- for now at least -- that Benghazi might not be fatal for Rice, if Obama nominates her. The White House is going to get a Benghazi proxy fight at some point in the Senate, perhaps it's during the Rice confirmation, or perhaps during the confirmation of a new CIA director, or maybe it's all unavoidable giving the president the leeway to go with Rice without fear of creating a NEW political problem for himself on the Hill."

And this: "By the way, the State job is down to Rice and John Kerry; there really isn't a third contender being vetted, we've learned. And look for an announcement about State to happen in the next week or so."


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