December 13th, 2012
03:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Susan Rice withdraws from consideration as secretary of state

(CNN) - Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who drew heavy criticism from Republicans over her statements after the September attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission, withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of state on Thursday.

In a letter to President Barack Obama, she said "the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly - to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country."

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  1. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    It is going to be John Kerry anyway. Next!

    December 13, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  2. freelance

    good. time to get a white male for this post.

    December 13, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  3. larry

    Choose another liar Obama.

    December 13, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. troy

    She was never qualified......

    December 13, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  5. Paco

    Shocker ask her how much money she sunk into the new pipeline ????

    December 13, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  6. fred ferd

    At least someone in Washington has some sense.

    December 13, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  7. phil john

    Good decision. She is a fan of African dictators, she can move there.

    December 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. Norm

    Must have been her Benghazi bungle.
    She can thank McCain for that.

    December 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  9. Abbot

    We need brave americans in that post. Its not for someone who lied to the american people.

    December 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. Robert

    I hate to say this but. I believe the Republican party has picked on every high profile minority person in this Administration. I think she would have done a good job as Sec of State

    December 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  11. BigTBone

    Wow, so character assassination works for the GOP.

    I applaud her for putting up with the spanish inquisition from Flimsy and McInsane. They are shameless partisan hacks.

    December 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  12. Nick G

    Obama: You are gutless. Letting McCain decide who will be your Secretary of State. Gutless!!!

    December 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  13. williamjohnson007

    She had two chances anyway, slim and none.

    December 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  14. Elizabeth

    So the right wing witch hunt is finally successful. What a sad day for Dr. Rice – and an even sadder day for our nation.

    December 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  15. Sumsanity

    Good, Now, why did you lie about Benghazi? Who told you to lie about it?

    December 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  16. dan

    One more outstanding person that Obama has undermined.

    December 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  17. catwill

    This is a black day in politics for a qualified person to become the object of a white mans witch hunt. Shame on all of the people who pillaged her. My goodness!

    December 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  18. MefromChina

    Ha, Ha, Ha Sorry Barry, another affrimative action apointee down the drain.

    December 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. BigTBone

    I recommend Jon Huntsman. He was the only pub with half a brain.

    December 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  20. Lee

    Good riddance!!

    December 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  21. edpeters101

    That's too bad, as she is surely one of this countries premiere public servants! Is the old man (respected prior to this) McCain happy now, or does he have more revenge on his plate????

    December 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  22. Joseph George

    It is a sad moment. I am sure McCain and his friends can relax that they beat another black leader. I hope to see him giggle next time I see him in the TV. Susan Rice would have been an excellent secretary of State, if not for those mean Republicans who think they are royalty.

    December 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  23. freedom

    This administration and Hilary Clinton still have many intense questions to answer.

    December 13, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  24. Johnjon

    the GOP finally wins one this year.

    December 13, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  25. IT Guy

    Godless America causing such strife - stand your ground UN ambassador Rice, they hate you cause they ain't you

    December 13, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
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