United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice announced that she is not going to be the next secretary of state.
Rice told NBC News Thursday of her decision.
“Today, I made the decision that it was the best thing for our country, for the American people that I not continue to be considered by the president for nomination of secretary of state,” Rice said.
“I didn’t want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country,” she continued.
Rice has been questioned for months by Congress—especially by Republicans—for how she handled the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya that left Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead.
She initially described the attack as a response to the anti-Islam “Innocence of Muslims” film that was uploaded on YouTube.
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