Two key Republican senators on Wednesday muted their criticism of Susan Rice, saying they would welcome the opportunity to work with her when she assumes the post of President Obama’s national security adviser.
“Obviously I disagree w/ POTUS appointment of Susan Rice as Nat’l Security Adviser, but I’ll make every effort to work w/ her on imp’t issues,” tweeted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), one of Rice’s toughest critics.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations panel met with Rice prior to her appointment and said he accepted the president’s decision.
“I appreciate the work Tom Donilon has done as National Security Advisor,” Corker said Wednesday. “Now that the president has made a decision on his replacement, I had a very good conversation with Ambassador Susan Rice to let her know I look forward to working with her on shaping important foreign policy and national security issues as she serves in her new role.”
Read More at The Hill . By Julian Pecquet.