Ambassador Susan Rice Withdraws As A Candidate For Secretary of State

Statement

By:  Lindsey Graham
Date: Dec. 13, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on news Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn as a candidate for Secretary of State.

"I respect Ambassador Rice's decision. President Obama has many talented people to choose from to serve as our next Secretary of State.

"When it comes to Benghazi I am determined to find out what happened -- before, during, and after the attack. Unfortunately, the White House and other agencies are stonewalling when it comes to providing the relevant information. I find this unacceptable.

"The story of Benghazi is a story of national security failure and we must work to prevent it from ever happening again. I will continue working diligently to get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi."