Susan Rice withdraws for Secretary of State

Thomas Lifson
I told you so four days ago. It was already clear then that Susan Rice was so tainted by her Benghazi coverup role that confirmation hearings would be too costly for President Obama. Now the UN Ambassador has told NBC News she no longer wants to be nominated and is withdrawing.

"If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly - to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities," Rice wrote in a letter to the president. "That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country. ... Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time."

Her likely replacement, either Chuck Hagel or John Kerry, would be no better. Too bad that we will be denied an entertaining and revealing confirmation hearing.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky

I told you so four days ago. It was already clear then that Susan Rice was so tainted by her Benghazi coverup role that confirmation hearings would be too costly for President Obama. Now the UN Ambassador has told NBC News she no longer wants to be nominated and is withdrawing.

"If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly - to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities," Rice wrote in a letter to the president. "That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country. ... Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time."

Her likely replacement, either Chuck Hagel or John Kerry, would be no better. Too bad that we will be denied an entertaining and revealing confirmation hearing.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky