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June 05, 2013

Inhofe Statement on Rice Promotion to National Security Advisor


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today made the following statement in response to President Obama’s promotion of former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be National Security Advisor:

“Susan Rice was complicit in the deception the administration perpetrated after the attack on our diplomatic facilities in Libya,” said Inhofe. “For this reason, I was one of the first senators to publicly oppose her nomination to be Secretary of State. She later withdrew from consideration for the position. Since that time she has done nothing new that would improve or enhance her qualifications to hold such an important diplomatic and national security position within any administration. I am troubled that the president has avoided the confirmation process to promote a friend who has already been deemed unfit for service and I am concerned about the potential negative impact on national security.”


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