Forget about boxing, wrestling or any other kind of fight and just turn your attention to Capitol Hill. To coin an old term, the fur is starting to fly in Washington between Republicans and President Obama.
Evidently, there have been rumors that Obama may be considering nominating U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the Secretary of State position currently held by Hillary Clinton. Several prominent Republican Senators have reacted to those rumors and announced that they would block such a nomination because they don’t believe that she has done an exemplary job in her current position with the United Nations. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) are among those who said they intend to block the nomination.
President Obama reacted angrily to their statements saying:
“She made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.”
Speaking at a press conference in response to Obama’s statement, Graham said:
“Mr. President, don’t think for one minute I don’t hold you ultimately responsible for Benghazi. I think you failed as Commander in Chief before, during, and after the attack.”
To be honest, I hope and pray that Graham and other Republicans hold Obama accountable for what happened at Benghazi. Clinton may be the top person in the State Department but Obama is her boss and the person that is ultimately responsible. However, he’s rarely accepted the blame for anything in the past and I really don’t expect him to start now. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Hillary Clinton be made the scapegoat and for Obama to purposely try to push Susan Rice through as the new Secretary of State out of pure defiance to the GOP.
And to think everyone was talking about trying to get along and work together in Washington D.C. NOT!