Entire letter here.
Ninety-seven House Republicans believe their own rabidly partisan, whacked-out conspiracy theories about Ambassador Susan Rice’s ultra super duper evil plan to mislead America about the attack in Benghazi. They even felt they had to write President Obama a letter about their opposition to her possible nomination for Secretary of State.
To be specific, they’re saying that Rice “either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in the Benghazi matter.” Or as I like to call it, a witch hunt.
First Read notes that the letter was written by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-Delusional) who wanted it known that his merry group of conspiracy theorists is “deeply troubled” that Rice should be considered for a position for which she’s clearly well-qualified. You can see who else signed on here.
Let’s see… she’s a valedictorian, Stanford Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford Ph.D., and the House GOP are, how you say, a bunch of nuts and dolts.
She also worked at Brookings Institution as a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development program and served under the Clinton administration as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, plus she served on the staff of the National Security Council.
But according to 97 incompetents, she’s incompetent.
They attack her credibility, which of course, is an example of their own lack of credibility. So once again, they’re using the tried and true default GOP tactic of projection. It was the Bushies whose very own Rice twisted intelligence into knots, sold us a bill of mushroom cloud goods, and war-mongered her fool head off.
But that’s okay with the Nutball Ninety-Seven. They can’t bear another painful reminder of President Obama’s second victory, so they don’t want his Rice in, and they want Obama out.
And so the GOP obstruction continues.
Added, something I should have mentioned at the top: The House has no say about presidential appointments. This is just one more example of their desire to oppose. It’s wishful obstruction.