Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rice withdraws for secretary of state

By REID J. EPSTEIN | 12/13/12 
United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice told NBC News Thursday that she is withdrawing her name from consideration to be appointed Secretary of State by President Barack Obama, according to the network.
"If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly - to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities," Rice wrote in a letter to the president, posted on NBC's website. "That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country...Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time." 
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