President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack.
"As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White
House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that
had been provided to her," Obama said at the press conference,
defending the statements the ambassador to the U.N. made regarding the
Rice has been widely criticized for giving misleading statements
about Benghazi. She maintained that the killing of four Americans
stemmed for a spontaneous protest that got violent.
Later evidence, however, revealed that U.S. officials had real-time
updates from Americans on the ground in Benghazi, and that terrorists
were immediately suspected.
"When they go after the U.N. ambassador, apparently because they
think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me," Obama
Earlier today, Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte
said they would oppose any move by Obama to make Rice the next
secretary of state. That is what Obama was responding to today.