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Biden Appoints Susan Rice to Domestic Policy Council, Despite Controversial Role in Benghazi Attacks

On Thursday, President-Elect Joe Biden appointed Susan Rice as the head of the White House Domestic Policy Council, drawing mixed reactions from the public.

Rice served in multiple roles during both terms of the Obama administration; she was ambassador to the U.N in his first term and national security advisor in the second. In her new role for Biden, Rice will head the committee that will oversee the implementation of his domestic policy agendas.

Former senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett tweeted her support for Rice and described her as “a brilliant and dedicated leader committed to public service with a wealth of experience.”

Samantha Power, who succeeded Rice as ambassador to the U.N., and John Kerry, former secretary of state, both lauded Rice for her determination and experience that qualifies her for the job.

Despite this praise, a closer look at Rice’s past political experience will show some deeply troubling events.

Rice had a sketchy involvement in the terrorist attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. For several days after the al-Qaeda attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, Rice continued to spread the lie that the attacks were a “’spontaneous reaction’ to an obscure anti-Islam video,” in Egypt, not the result of a failure from the Obama administration to protect our own.

“… What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi, in many other parts of the region was a result – a direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with, which we have made clear is reprehensible and disgusting,” Rice said on ABC’s This Week on September 16, 2012.

Rice lied to the American families of the victims in the attack and deceived Americans on what actually happened. Everyone in the Obama administration who engaged in that cover up made a litany excuses for their inadequate response to a skirmish that resulted in the first violent death of a U.S. ambassador since 1988. All of those involved in that process (including Kerry) showed that the safety of Americans was their least concern, and should therefore never be in charge of guaranteeing American safety again.

That is why Rice is not a qualified candidate for this job. She is a pathological liar, and if she could not advocate for American lives abroad, there is no reason to believe that she will be qualified to implement policies within our borders.

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