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December 3, 2012 6:37 AM
Corker thinks Obama won't pick Rice
Posted by Staff
The Hill reports:

A key Republican Senator predicted on Sunday that President Obama will not nominate U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to become the next Secretary of State.

The incoming Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told NBC "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory that he didn’t believe Rice would be tapped for the nation’s top diplomatic post.

"I don't think she's going to be nominated but certainly I will give her a fair hearing," Corker said.

Ambassador Rice embarked on a damage-control circuit with members of the Senate last week to explain her role in the initial White House assessment that a spontaneous riot led to the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
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