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John McCain Wants a Public Apology from Susan Rice

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) testifies during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 12, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on the ratification of the U.S. on T.Doc.112-7, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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On Sunday, John McCain indignantly strode onto the set of CBS’s Face the Nation to demand that U.N. ambassador Susan Rice apologize for going on TV and accurately relaying the information given to her by the CIA  in the wake of the Benghazi attack. And — just to bring the situation full circle — he wants her to deliver this big “sorry” on TV, too.


She has a lot of explaining to do,” the ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” If Rice came back on “Face the Nation” and acknowledged she was wrong, McCain said, it would help her case in the Senate if President Barack Obama does nominate her to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

McCain Demands Public Apology from Rice