House GOP formally oppose potential nomination of Amb. Rice
Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey reacts
- Duration 4:37
- Date Nov 20, 2012
Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey reacts
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Nearly 100 house Republicans sending a letter to President Obama -- him against the possible nomination of Susan Rice -- secretary of state.
Second rice is quote.
Widely viewed as having either willfully all incompetent like misled the public on the Ben Ghazi -- Today Democrat congressman James Clive -- said the letter was full of racial code woods.
Is a code words.
We heard them doing the campaign.
-- -- this recent campaign and we heard some Gerson who do car and our president lazy.
These kinds of terms that those of us especially those of us who have -- and raised in the south.
We've been here in these little words and phrases all of lives and we get insulted by this.
Reaction now from one of the Republicans who signed Atlanta Georgia congressman Phil Gingrich congressman does represented -- and have a point.
Because racist code woods do exist.
And to label someone as incompetent is traditionally a racist kind of approach to passing judgment on some of do you think that represented -- has any kind of point -- -- -- I think he's got very little if any can appoint who are reps that are Cliburn is number three in the house leadership for the Democrats.
He's a well respected member out like -- very much but he's an educator.
You know he's a Smart man but no bid incompetence.
Can be applicable to anybody.
-- no matter what their -- -- -- you -- or ethnicity or religion.
So I mean he's he's grasping at straws there.
-- look a hundred office in fact several members of the house select committee on intelligence or -- -- to that -- There were -- by Jeff Duncan from South Carolina in Mike McCall from Texas we don't want her.
Being secretary of state and I agree would -- contents of the letter that basically says one of two things either she's incompetent.
Or she was part of a cover up now I personally do not believe that Susan Rice is incompetent she's a graduate of Stanford she's -- Rhodes scholar.
She did graduate studies on on on Africa.
-- African countries she's not incompetent she's not done she's very Smart but I think it's how we like Hillary she is part of a cover up.
Well -- even though the president.
You book well OK see you got objective reasons for objecting to Susan Rice to become the next sectors that you all purely objective you believe in you Alexa.
Now let me turn to go around why do you think President Obama was considering Susan Rice to be secretary of state why did -- named -- off.
Well it from what I've read -- Stewart they're very close as well as he is very close of course to Eric Holder the attorney general.
And and these -- people that he has great confidence in and friendship.
And -- and we can understand that but you know she just why do you put her out mayor.
Our win and if he says she knew nothing about being -- Well why do you put her out there what you put out talk Hillary Clinton maybe she knew too much about -- -- and refused to go out there and and off.
Well all perjure herself or Cuomo on the Sunday morning talk shows I think Susan Rice is on five different different took us -- every one -- -- -- I heard -- -- -- forty years I know what she said.
Bob but -- clearly but we need to get to the bottom of this because.
You know -- -- it isn't James clapper the Director of National Intelligence who said today he changed the memo.
But apparently she didn't get the memo.
I think that's highly -- likely.
So we do not at this point know who changed the talking points that went from.
Intelligence to Susan Rice but -- intercepted at somewhere in between and they turned up in a different set of talking what would -- -- who did that yet.
-- clapper said today I understand about the NIH Director of National Intelligence.
Yet we don't need him.
We never did this was a creation of the -- 9/11 commission I can understand the families of the -- of the 3000 the -- -- -- wanted to know why we're not connecting the dots but now you've got someone who basically control the CIA.
It's especially if the president says to him I'm not suggesting that he did but he -- Our outlook because -- we need to cannot clean this up a little bit we're doing really well we're right about about Tampa they election and we're done really well on national security and this could blow our cover about so let's change that around a little bit represented still -- great Republic of Georgia thanks for joining us.
Thank you threw it off against reading Chia.