100 Republicans Sign Letter to Obama: Do Not Nominate Susan Rice as Secretary of State

The Obama Administration held a disinformation campaign on the Benghazi terror attacks on 9-11.
Ambassador Susan Rice led the charge.

Today Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) sent this letter to President Obama discouraging him from nominating Ambassador Susan Rice as Secretary of State.
Duncan and 97 Republicans signed the letter to Obama.

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan sent a letter to President Obama Monday discouraging him from nominating Ambassador Susan Rice to serve as Secretary of State. Duncan’s letter, which was signed by 97 Members of Congress, states that Ambassador Rice “either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in the Benghazi matter.” The letter goes on to say that Ambassador Rice has lost the trust of the American people and would greatly undermine US credibility abroad.

The controversy stems from misinformation put out by the White House after the terrorist attacks that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. Testimony from former CIA Director General David Petraeus and other intelligence officials shows that the US government knew almost immediately that the attack was part of a sophisticated terrorist operation. However, when Ambassador Susan Rice was representing the White House on September 16, she unequivocally declared on multiple Sunday talk shows that the attack was not conducted by terrorists, but was rather the result of a violent protest over a YouTube video. This has led to the start of investigations into why the Obama Administration disseminated false information to the public.

“President Obama is sadly mistaken if he thinks that the House of Representatives won’t get to the bottom of the Benghazi tragedy and hold him responsible if the evidence points to the White House,” said Duncan. “In the mean time, I think it’s important for the President to know that Ambassador Rice’s role in this situation has made her unfit to potentially lead our country’s diplomatic efforts as Secretary of State.”

During last Thursday’s hearing on Benghazi held by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Duncan asked, “If Ambassador Rice had nothing to do with Benghazi, then why did the Administration use her as a mouthpiece to mislead the American people on five Sunday talk shows? The American people deserve to have answers to the questions about what led to the deaths of four brave Americans, as well as actions from the Administration in the days that followed.”

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  • bg

    ++

    that’s right, they want Mr. John “I served in Vietnam” Forbes Kerry..

    ==

  • That’ll show him guys! A LETTER!! Yeah, he can use to wipe his ass. What’s next, putting him on double secret probation?

    We dont even bring a knife to a gunfight, we bring water balloons.

  • Robert

    Why don’t they write a letter asking him what he did while the Americans in Libya were being killed?

    Never mind, the GOP has to get ready to roll over on the next item, er, piece of legislation, eh, debt ceiling, ah, “whatever”

  • Tom in CA

    I’m with Paul.

    Plus, I could really give a Rat’s butt about what it was labeled.

    How could they leave those men die on those roofs?

  • xiphos

    “President Obama is sadly mistaken if he thinks that the House of Representatives won’t get to the bottom of the Benghazi tragedy and hold him responsible if the evidence points to the White House,”
    Just like they did with ‘Fast and Furious’.
    Not holding my breath.

  • lizzy84

    A sternly worded letter.
    Awesome.
    Incredible show of force, Republicans.

    I weep for my Country.

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  • Trish

    #3 Paul is right! That big, scary letter is really going to have an effect. Face it: Obama is going to do whatever the hell he pleases.

  • Sasja

    Well, that should scare Barry. A sorta strongly worded letter threatening something that the cowards in congress won’t follow through on anyhoo.

  • TMJ

    @Paul, you are SO right.

    He will go right ahead & put in Rice, and ignore the ‘white devil.’

  • bg
  • Jad

    To Obama, this is what is known as a ringing endorsement.

  • Reps can’t do squat re: nominations. So, how many are Senators? Enough to maintain a filibuster on Rice & Kerry? Enough with backbone to do so?

    Hmmmmm….

  • JdR

    Everyone talking about how #3 Paul is right….

    …it’s even worse than that: the GOP knows nothing about reverse psychology, and knows less than nothing about the Democrats and what motivates them.

    Dems form their decisions based specifically on what their opponents dislike. With this very letter, Obama’s decision is solidified and made inevitable.

    The GOP would have been better served with a letter begging “Please, PLEASE OMG PLEAAAASSSEEE don’t pick Thomas Sowell for SecState! Anyone but him!”

    Telling the Preezy that an idea is a very bad idea, that it would further destroy this Republic, makes him want it even more… because destroying this Republic is his GOAL.

    GOD DAMN, REPUBLICANS ARE F**KING STUPID.

  • bg
  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    It would seem that Republicans have neither the guts nor the stamina to mount a filibuster.

    To call them a disappointment is putting it very, very lightly.

  • JdR

    …and #13 Jad said exactly what I did, with perfect succinctness.

  • bg

    ++

    #17 November 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    Blacque Jacques Shellacqu

    au contraire, they’re hell bent on killing the Tea Party no
    matter what it takes, and damn the consequences.. 😡

    ==

  • Jad

    But you’re exactly right, JdR. Democrats have childlike mentalities. They want their way and only their way all the time, and if someone tries to stop them from getting their way, they will respond in the most petty way possible. I think of their tactics in terms of my younger brother as a kid and how he would purposely ask for bags of Cool Ranch Doritos, because the rest of my family didn’t like them and therefore he wouldn’t have to share them.

  • bg

    ++

    JdR #15 November 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    newsflash..

    at this moment in history, we are an Oligarchy..

    ==

  • bg
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  • Chris W.

    Why are they asking nicely? Why haven’t they censured anyone or thrown anyone in jail over Benghazi yet?

    Pathetic.

  • JdR

    Remember when Taqiyyotomist used to say “McCain doesn’t want to win.” and “Romney doesn’t want to win, he’s only pretending.”?

    Yeah, that was awesome.

    Yeah, that was me. “Taqiyyotomist” was a nic I coined back when the Dread Blogger CJ of LGF and his “lizard” minions were quite into identifying and surgically removing Taqiyya — from the vectors of Islam and the Progressives both.

    That will be the last time you see that word, unless somebody else types it into some comments section somewhere. Nobody ever listened to that guy anyway.

    JdR. Teh artiste formerly known as Taqiyyotomist, Taqiyy, and Taq.

    We in for some hard m’fin times, folks.

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  • Indiana

    Is there an internet petition that John Q Public…..can sign?

  • valerie

    Guys,

    A letter is one of the tools a Congressman can use to get a point across. My guess is that the letter will wind up in the Congressional Record, which is the permanent historical record of Congress.

    This is all part of the process.

    As for the Fast & Furious scandal, it’s still there, along with the kickback-to-donors scheme that first started to emerge with the Solyndra bankruptcy.

  • saveus

    Why blame her for following obama’s orders?

    The bigger issue is well after she lied to media obama lied to the whole world in his UN speech.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    My guess is that the letter will wind up in the Congressional Record, which is the permanent historical record of Congress.

    That’s gotta be encouraging; a political party’s ineffectiveness being kept on permanent record for future generations to laugh at.

  • bg

    ++

    November 19, 2012

    Now Republicans ‘want to be Santa Claus’

    sure do, they’re using Obama’s talking
    points against Romney better than he
    did..

    hey REPUBLICANS..

    TIS YOU WHO SUCKED..

    BEFORE, THROUGHOUT, AND
    NOW AFTER THE CAMPAIGN..

    idiots, bet Rove & Morris are still coaching them.. *sigh*

    ==

  • dwdude

    unfortunately, he’ll do what bush did with bolton and make a recess appointment

  • shadow

    Last I checked, the Senate decides which nominees get confirmed, not the House.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Last I checked, the Senate decides which nominees get confirmed, not the House.

    Who said anything about the House confirming Cabinet-level nominees?

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  • Agent 99

    Did anyone check the embedded Link?? And then see his FaceBook Page??
    Congressman Jeff Duncan is the real deal.
    Check and SEE for yourselves…

  • Agent 99

    RE: The House and Confirmation….
    Congressman Duncan answers that question on Facebook.
    And with ppl spitting @ the GOP WHY would they stick their neck out?? Seems no support of any kind for Duncan. OR for the GOP. Keep THAT up and then the GOP MAY just throw in the towel.
    GO AFTER THE DEMS!!! For God’s Sake…

  • Ripped

    Time for a third party yet?