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Politico - Rep. Jeff Duncan: Susan Rice 'Tainted

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By Bobby Cervantes

While Arizona Sen. John McCain softened his criticism of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice's initial statements on the deadly Benghazi attack, one House Republican on Monday continued the pressure on President Barack Obama's possible replacement for Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, distanced himself from McCain on "Fox & Friends,"when asked whether the Arizona senator's new tone had changed Duncan's mind.

"No, I think Susan Rice is tainted," Duncan said. "It comes down to her credibility now. Do we want someone as secretary of state that is somehow tainted in this Benghazi issue?"

Rice is reported to be a leading contender to replace Clinton at the State Department, a promotion that requires Senate but not House approval.

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