Washington Post -- U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice withdrew her name as President Obama’s leading candidate for secretary of state, saying the administration could not afford a “lengthy, disruptive and costly” confirmation fight over statements she made about the extremist attack in Libya that killed four Americans.
Rice called Obama before sending him a letter officially withdrawing from consideration. Rice said in an interview that she had concluded early this week that what she and Obama considered “unfair and misleading” charges against her over the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, would impede the president’s second-term agenda.
“This was my decision,” Rice said. When asked if Obama had tried to dissuade her, she said that he “understood that this was the right decision, and that I made it for the right reasons.”
Blog author's comments - What Andrea Mitchell said does not surprise me. Obama sent Susan Rice around to the Sunday talk shows with information provided by his administration, to push the story they were trying to sell and cover for his failure to do what he should have prior to and during the Benghazi terrorist attack.
Did Susan Rice know that what she said about the Benghazi attack was untrue or was she unaware of the actual facts? To say that Susan Rice withdrew herself from consideration as the next Secretary of State was because of pressure from the Republican Party and had anything to do that she is a "woman of color" is typical of a liberal. They continually play the race card.