Susan Rice’s steadfastness to her explanation of what happened in Benghazi drew laughs of disbelief from John McCain. “I’m almost speechless,” the Arizona senator told Face the Nation.
Earlier in the morning, Rice told Meet the Press that it was “patently false” that she misled the American people when she blamed the Benghazi attacks on a spontaneous demonstration over an offensive YouTube video during Sunday-show appearances in 2012. McCain, who has repeatedly called Rice’s appearances misleading, maintained that position.
Not only was there little reason for Rice, who was serving as United States ambassador to the United Nation at the time, to make those appearances, since she had no involvement on the issue, but McCain also pointed out that CIA officials had stated the attacks were not spontaneous prior to Rice’s going on television. “For Susan Rice to say such a thing, I think it’s a little embarrassing, to tell you the truth,” he said.