Obama: Republican criticism of Rice 'outrageous'
November 14th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
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Obama: Republican criticism of Rice 'outrageous'

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called out Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain for their "outrageous" comments saying they would block U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice if she is nominated for secretary of state.

"If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after someone they should go after me," Obama said at a White House news conference on Wednesday. "When they go after the U.N. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me."


Filed under: John McCain • Lindsey Graham • President Obama • Susan Rice
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  1. Kr55

    Nice work by CNN showing McCain, back when Condoleezza Rice was made secretary of state, completely dismissing Condoleezza Rice's repeating of false information to all of us given to her about Iraq. McCain is slowly becoming the king of hypocrisy in the senate. Time to retire.

    November 15, 2012 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  2. Hugh Mann

    McCain is the cause, NOT the cure

    November 15, 2012 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  3. Max

    Pete – You are clueless. Nothing you say is correct. Keating did not go to jail for life. He served 4.5 years on a plea deal after his convictions were overturned.

    November 15, 2012 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  4. Name Suzette

    MCinsane u lost get over it.time to move on.why don't I guy ask Condy Rice about the WMD how many soldiers lost their life?

    November 15, 2012 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
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