Nearly 100 Republicans Sign Letter To Obama: Don't Nominate Susan Rice As Secretary Of State


Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC) sent a letter to Barack Obama on Monday in which he discouraged him from nominating United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to serve as Secretary of State when current Secretary Hillary Clinton steps down following the January Inauguration. However, Duncan was not alone. At least 97 Members of Congress have also signed their name to the letter.

The letter begins by stating that those sending the letter are "deeply troubled" by Obama's comments that he is considering appointing Rice as Secretary of State and that is due to the fact that they "believe her misleading statements over the days and weeks following the attack on our embassy in Libya that led to the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans caused irreparable damage to her credibility both at home and around the world.

The letter also cites that Ms. Rice "propagated a falsehood" that the attacks were spawned by a YouTube video.

The letter also said,

Ambassador Rice is widely viewed as having either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in the Benghazi matter. Her actions plausibly give U.S. allies (and rivals) abroad reason to question U.S. commitment and credibility when needed. Thus, we believe that making her the face of U.S. foreign policy in your second term would greatly undermine your desire to improve U.S. relations with the world and continue to build trust with the American people.

Duncan and the other signers also accuse Obama and his administration of denying "Congress access to critical information necessary for effective oversight" concerning the Benghazi attack.

They add that the "discrepancies between the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency's public timelines of the events on September 11 only exacerbate the problem."

Just last week Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R_SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) came under attack for their criticisms of Ambassador Rice. They vowed to block her nomination in the Senate.

The letter concludes, "In light of this troubling situation and the continued unanswered questions, we strongly oppose any efforts to nominate Ambassador Susan Rice for the position of Secretary of State."

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  • DAVID PEACOCK

    this is NOT ABOUT A DUMB NI666ER HO;; THIS ABOUT national security for 300 million...

  • Don

    The seemingly lesser of the two choices floating around is John Kerry, and we don't want this nut in there either.

  • Canadianlady

    I have a feeling she'll be Secretary of State whether Americans want it or not. It's Obama's way or the highway, folks. Besides, she's already proven her loyalty to him by willfully lying to the people to protect him. She's exactly the kind of people he's looking for to serve in these kinds of positions.

  • DAVID PEACOCK

    what the letter should have said was;;obama you need to step down;; it is the best thing for all of us.........

  • M.Andrews

    Oh he will likley nominate her anyway.. and then cry racism.. again.. if she is rejected. Wonder what she has on him that he is so protecive.. usually he just throws them under the bus!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mike.banker.92 Mary Jayne Nason

      Maybe he's in love.

    • fedup in fl

      Thats all they know. Just like a child if they don't get their way they shout racism,
      sexism or some other ism. I bet those people can't think of anyother ism's

  • Isa Gee

    another liar,WOW..this country is in hell already

  • Jim

    The 100 "representatives" have no part of this, they don't decide crap, and aside from that, they are less than 25 percent of the "House". The Senate makes the decision on who becomes Secretary of State, as well as the dumb butt to be named Secretary of Defense.

  • Kartua

    In the past anyone who was involved in any way with a conspiracy was left OUT. There was a good reason. They can not be trusted until they can be trusted!

  • R.Young

    And these 100 people really think the Great Black Father will listen to them?

  • Gringo Infidel

    Why not nominate her, how much more worse can it get? She can certainly read a script! That means whoever is nominated will be a fool.

  • Laster

    100 huh. That doesn't seem like many. And the approval of the secretary has nothing to do with Congres. Obama can do whatever he wants. He has a majority in Senate. So go geezers. Awesome that 100 people agreed on a very bogus set of facts. Glad Condie Rice got to tell whatever lies she wanted and W just grinned. Oh yea. Hypocrisy at its highest. And so powerless. PRESIDENT OBAMA WON AS IN GOT A LOT MORE VOTES THAN YOUR GUY....A LOT MORE. 332 to 206. NOt sure Karl can help y anymore.

    • budman

      Laster: When you remove your head from where the sun doesn't shine and listen to what Rice actually said, you know she was saying what Obama wanted her to say.
      The "got a lot more votes than your guy" is currently being investigated in five states where the numbers do not add up plus proof of voting machines being rigged for Obama. If you want to give your views without spreading the manure, fine but keep it honest!

    • fedup in fl

      You sir are an ignorant fool, and I hope your taxes keep going up and up, along
      with the gas

  • stoptheworldandletmeoff

    He'll find a bigger Dirt Bag who can Lie better than Her

    • relayman

      Sorry,that one is already secretary of state.

    • oldcoyote

      How could anybody possibly be worse then Hellary??