A mere hours after President Barack Obama defended Susan Rice in response to a question about Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham pledging to block her nomination as Secretary of State, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) played the race card. We predicted that this very thing would happen.
Rice, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, seemed like an odd choice for the White House to present on 9/16/12 to five separate Sunday news shows to parrot the line that the Benghazi attack was in response to the anti-Muhammad video. At his November 14th press conference, Obama himself admitted that Rice “had nothing to do with Benghazi”. More logical choices to appear in front of the American people on September 16th would have been Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, CIA Director David Petraeus, or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Now that Clyburn has played the race card on anyone who questions Rice for making false statements on five separate Sunday shows, should we start asking another question?
Did the administration select Rice to do the talking so that people like Clyburn could play the race if necessary in the future?
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