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Susan Rice, the United Nations Ambassador who endured criticism for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, has removed herself from consideration for secretary of state, according to Brian Williams from NBC News.

“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 President Barack Obama. “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.”

  
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Democratic Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts now seems to be the favorite for the position, who would replace Hillary Clinton.

A statement was released by Obama and it said the following:

“Today, I spoke to Ambassador Susan Rice, and accepted her decision to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State. For two decades, Susan has proven to be an extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant. As my Ambassador to the United Nations, she plays an indispensable role in advancing America’s interests. Already, she has secured international support for sanctions against Iran and North Korea, worked to protect the people of Libya, helped achieve an independent South Sudan, stood up for Israel’s security and legitimacy, and served as an advocate for UN reform and the human rights of all people. I am grateful that Susan will continue to serve as our Ambassador at the United Nations and a key member of my cabinet and national security team, carrying her work forward on all of these and other issues. I have every confidence that Susan has limitless capability to serve our country now and in the years to come, and know that I will continue to rely on her as an advisor and friend. While I deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on Susan Rice in recent weeks, her decision demonstrates the strength of her character, and an admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put our national interests first. The American people can be proud to have a public servant of her caliber and character representing our country.”

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Following the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Rice spoke on multiple news programs defending the steps the Obama administration took in response to the attack. Four Americans were killed in the attack, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Rice said that the attack was in response to an anti-Islam video posted on the Internet.





 

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