Senator Kelly Ayotte: “I’m More Troubled Now” After Meeting with Ambassador Rice (Video)

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) spoke with reporters after she met with Ambassador Susan Rice this morning. Ayotte said she’s more troubled today after the meeting than she was before they met.

“I’m more troubled today… It’s certainly clear from the beginning that we knew that those with ties to Al-Qaeda were involved in the attack on the embassy. And, clearly the impression that was given, the information given to the American people was wrong and in fact Ambassador Rice said today that Absolutely it was wrong… They have not cleared this up with the American people to date.”

Senator Lindsey Graham added this after the meeting, “The bottom line is that I’m more disturbed than I was before … about how four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya,”

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  • Sam Stone

    Rice was responsible for the slaughter in Rwanda under Clinton. She is a terrible liar and lying for the boss is no way to be unless you want SoS job, then by all means lie to the American people.

  • Simsalabim

    Rice is married to ABC News producer Ian Cameron.

    There is absolutely no liberal bias in the media! None! Nada!

  • moron

    Will Senator Ayotte be classified as racist/sexist or simple racist for these obvious attacks on a black woman?

  • ★FALCON★

    Besides Rice’s obvious lying and obfuscation – we need to know why General Carter Ham was relieved of duty. It appears someone told him to stand down and he told them to go to hell.

    To me – that’s the lynch pin of the end of Obama’s usurpation.

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  • Sam Stone

    “in fact Ambassador Rice said today that Absolutely it was wrong…”

    Wait a minute! What did she say just the other day?

    From this website ““When discussing the attacks against our facilities in Benghazi I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community,” Rice told reporters at the United Nations.

    “I made clear that the information provided to me was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers,” said Rice, who is seen as a possible nominee to replace U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

    Only pathological liars can change their lies day to day and feel no moral issue.

  • Patty

    Other then a brick fallen on Media’s head isn’t this enough proof that Rice was incompetent and she needed to get more facts before responding on something so important. And when you are Secretary of State on in any high leadership isn’t it important not to second guess and get the talking point accurate or just don’t come out to America at all until ALL INVESTIGATIONS ARE DONE.

    But this administration has never had experience to lead and when it tries too it does greater harm then good. Secretary Clinton is also at fault and if this is cover for a run for president she too is incompetent. COVER UP IS ONE THING BUT TO DO IT FOR OBAMA RE-ELECTION?


    Shameful what the families of the 4 dead Americans are going through. And this would not have happened if Obama could lead.

  • Patty

    I realize that she is not S of S and God help us if she ever would be but seriously, with all the players leaving this administration there are slim pickings.

    Let’s look at Holder and Fast and Furious and his department who also knew this was a Terrorist Attack and on 9/11. And all the different branches investigating the Benghazi attack. In my opinion all departments should have be clear before comments on Benghazi. Jumped the gun but protecting Obama and Al Qaeda comment, ON THE RUN AND OBL IS DEAD. War of Terror, to them there is no War while MIDDLE EAST HAS BECOME MORE DANGEROUS AND WE ARE to believe that everything is just fine?

    I am being sarcastic but Rice couldn’t be any worse then Holder or all the other nominees of Obama’s. He really doesn’t know how to lead and this is why he is leading from behind. INCOMPETENT.

  • Patty

    Said McCain: “We are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn’t get, concerning evidence that was overwhelming leading up to the attack on our consulate, [and] the tragic deaths of four brave Americans.”

    McCain said the degree to which Rice was prepped for her Sept. 16 comments was not clear, but what was clear was the fact that “the information she gave the American people was incorrect,” when she described the Benghazi attack “as a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful video.” Added McCain: “There was strong evidence at the time that this was not correct.”

    Said Ayotte: “I can say I am more troubled today…having met with Ambassador Rice. Because it’s certainly clear from the beginning we knew those with ties to Al Qaeda were involved in the attack on the embassy…and that the information that was given to the American people was wrong.”

    Ayotte said Ambassador Rice was wrong, the CIA was wrong, and the President was wrong. And she added that neither the CIA nor the President have come out to admit they were wrong or set the record the straight.

    Said Graham: “I’m more disturbed now than I was before. [Ambassador Rice’s Sept. 16 statement] was a statement disconnected from reality.”

    He said he was perplexed because just “a little bit of inquiry and curiosity” would have shown that Al Qaeda was behind the attack from the start: “The American people got bad information on Sept 16 [from Ambassador Rice] and they got bad information from President Obama.”

    Graham says the scenario given by Rice and Obama was “unjustified” three weeks before an election. He says it would have been better had they said nothing at all.

  • Patty

    “The American people got bad information on Sept 16 [from Ambassador Rice] and they got bad information from President Obama.”

    Obama should have been impeached but the American Voters who have no clue and not informed just voted once again for more of the same incompetence, lies, lack of leadership ability, cover ups, deceitful, dishonest, have I covered all the adjectives yet? No, but we have another 4 more years.

    Thank Voters (sarc)

  • Big Al

    If I were Sen Ayotte I would be more worried about McCain and Graham leaving me high and dry. Both of them are already folding like cheap suits.

  • Bronson

    Uh this is pretty simple. Rice purposely lied to the American People and now she is trying to be rewarded as Sec of State for doing Obama’s dirty work.

    She needs tp be opposed and blocked. If she isn’t opposed and gets through, I will turn my back on the Republican Party forever. They didn’t oppose Kagan. They didn’t oppose the Wise Latina. Now they are allowing more implications and straight up accusations of racism cow them into submission like cowards.

    If we don’t stand up to race politics in general then forget it. We need a new country and culture.

  • jharp

    More troubled because of Ambassador Rice’s handling it exactly as she should have?

    Republican’s still haven’t hit bottom. The first step in recovery is admitting your problem.

    Until you fools admit that it’s only going to get worse. Far worse.

  • BurmaShave

    Rice: We didn’t intend to mislead on Benghazi

    I can just hear Obama muttering: Sheeze, Can’t these guys take a joke?”

  • Lightwave


    If the GOP won’t play hardball and block ALL cabinet appointments, let the country go over the fiscal cliff and won’t block any more debt ceiling increases until Obameecare is REPEALED for STARTERS, then I’m through with the Republicans.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Okay fine, so after this meeting you’re still not satisfied with how the situation was handled. Don’t stop now – keep on poking around and uncovering details and facts until all the questions you have are answered.

    Knowing Republicans, this whole thing will probably peter out over time and it’ll become nothing more than a footnote to the 2012 election.

  • jharp

    “There were two attacks in Benghazi that night. The first was a spontaneous response to the anti-Islamic film that had caused similar protests in Cairo and elsewhere. That is important: there would have been no terrorist attack if the film hadn’t provided the opportunity for mayhem. Most of the protesters were members of local salafist militias, who quickly realized that the security at the consulate was nearly nonexistent. They organized a second attack with heavier weapons, including mortars.”

    1. the attack was a spontaneous reaction to the film

    2. it was followed by an organized attack.

    3. both attacks were populated and organized by terrorist militias, with loose ties to Al-Qaeda.

    Tell me again what Ambassador Rice was wrong about.

  • Opaobie

    Why didn’t they press for all of this exposure BEFORE the election? It would have MADE A DIFFERENCE. Now, it is too late. Does ANYONE think impeachment or even criminal charges against ANYBODY higher than an apprentice toilet cleaner will ever result?

    The ones that aren’t outright RINOs are TORTOISEs. Justice DELAYED is justice DENIED…and THEY allowed it to happen.

  • Marmo

    Did the Obama admin ever explain why they didn’t send help during the 7-hour attack on the consulate and annex?

  • Marmo

    #17 jharp

    Tell me how Joe Klein is any kind of authority figure or expert regarding Benghazi.