Susan Rice Withdraws Name From Consideration For Secretary Of State
U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state. Brian Williams will have an exclusive interview with Rice on tonightâ€™s â€śRock Center With Brian Williamsâ€ť at 10p/9c. Below is part of Rice's statement to NBC News:
â€śIf nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly â€“ to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities,â€ť Rice wrote in a letter to President Obama, saying sheâ€™s saddened by the partisan politics surrounding her prospects.
â€śThat trade-off is simply not worth it to our country...Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time.