Lindsey Graham On Susan Rice: ‘I Don’t Trust Her’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters on Wednesday that he was “dead set against” a possible nomination of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice as secretary of state once Hillary Clinton steps down.

“She is so disconnected from reality that I don’t trust her,” Graham said of Rice at a Capitol Hill press conference calling for a select committee to investigate the American deaths in Benghazi, Libya.

“I want to make sure that we don’t promote anybody that was an essential player in the Benghazi debacle,” he added.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who joined Graham along with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), added that “we will do whatever is in our power” to block Rice should President Obama decide to go forth with the nomination.


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