*UN Ambassador Susan Rice will visit Capitol Hill this week to face individual members of Congress regarding the Benghazi attacks, reports ABC News. She’ll defend her actions in the wake of the incident to many Senators who have opposed her possible nomination to be the next Secretary of State.
She’s scheduled to meet this morning with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who, though he has backed off recently, has been perhaps most vocal in saying he would oppose Rice if nominated by President Obama to succeed Hillary Clinton.
McCain had said in the past he’d be willing to filibuster Rice’s nomination and do “whatever is necessary to block the nomination” of Rice if it came to that because of how she handled the aftermath of the Libya attack. This weekend McCain notably backed off on his threat, saying he’d “give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took.”
Rice will also meet with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., who has also been critical of the administration’s handling of the immediate fallout the Benghazi attack.
Aides on Capitol Hill say that Rice is expected to meet with many other members of Congress this week.
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