Since then, Democrats, especially members of the Congressional Black Caucus, have rallied around the 48-year-old Stanford graduate, the nation’s first black woman to serve as ambassador to the United Nations. Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and incoming chairwoman of the caucus, said Nov. 16, “It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities.”
But race has nothing to do with the frustration over Benghazi, Mr. Graham said last week: “When you can’t answer the question, you attack the questioner. The only color I’m worried about when it comes to Benghazi is red — blood red, the death of four Americans.”
Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, said if the president wants to nominate Mrs. Rice to the secretary of state post, the truth about the Benghazi attacks has to come out.
“In fairness to Ambassador Rice, there ought to be the widest public airing of what led to her statements and others in the administration, particularly, obviously, if she’s going to be nominated for secretary of state or some other high office,” he said in a CNN interview aired Sunday. “She’s had a distinguished career up until now.”
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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper’s coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper’s Web site. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as ...
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