Susan Rice's potential appointment
Our Political Insiders explain
- Duration 4:51
- Date Dec 3, 2012
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-- wrangling over UN ambassador Susan rice's potential nomination.
As secretary of state in new questions over her attempts to explain her remarks about the terror attack on the US consulate in Libya that you know turned -- -- flat out wrong.
Let's bring them back our political insiders to absolutely a -- -- -- abduction on.
You know congressman normally win a potential nominee or nominee migrates to Capitol Hill to meet with the senators are gonna -- -- fate.
In -- go behind closed doors that make nice they come out.
And the senators say it was wonderful you know I really think I probably could vote for her -- giver every opportunity -- my goodness you're right.
Comes into these meetings and the senators are like I'm I'm more poster and Alan every war.
Well at W you have to wonder what went on in these meetings now she wants to be the chief diplomat -- the United States.
She -- gone in there and not only.
Ticking off McCain is one thing but Susan Collins who has the most mild mannered moderate and -- her yeah introduce her when she was nominated.
Here's the thing the way there's a way to talk to you us all.
Which is you don't talk don't you let them do all right all right right it tell about great they are they're all puffed up.
She must have really gotten her back up.
Thinking I got the president behind me I'll get nominated whether you like it or not and and that attitude did not emotionally didn't say I'm sorry.
Yeah what do you think I -- honestly think I mean age you have the CIA director of the acting CIA director -- -- there was a basically wish he would have said look.
I characterize the intelligence.
-- appropriately I feel badly.
I could've been more cautious in my characterization.
So -- politics she clearly didn't do that.
You know the former attorney general Michael Mukasey wrote an op Ed in the Wall Street Journal -- Israel and he said look it's a question in a lot of potential nominees say -- do foolish things.
With -- said it's a.
Question of moral fitness because she likely knew that -- -- -- saying it was -- -- all dispense with all this.
She went out to deliberate political messages that neither Hillary Clinton.
Or -- with the director of Mattel arguing Hillary Clinton didn't go out and give them because she's not what we do that that's -- here's the point.
The thing -- -- that what she's doing this attitude -- -- -- say this but it needs to be said.
I came -- with civil rights movement I would symbol the election most of the first black mayors across America.
In Chicago Philadelphia Atlanta a lot of places -- tell -- something.
For that for the congressional members Democrats to go up there Kennedy Shriver.
All -- over and he wouldn't take you attack her is races in is an attack on women.
When -- -- going to -- thing in politics where when you -- right which is what she did it when you're sure up you're held accountable regardless of your race and gender this is this victimization stuff.
I'm afraid but it's all the cards she thinks she has to play he cheats the one whether that meeting was arrogant you know treatment but yet.
Arrogant and I think speed of arrogance I think it comes from the top down I think since the president was reelected.
We saw the thing we talked about in the first segment with him trying to take the power away to raise the debt ceiling that's unbelievable.
And I think he thinks I can have anybody I want I can stick it down the senators throats if I want -- he's gonna nominated all I might.
I don't think ultimately he can do it I think he's gonna have to go -- necessity.
To John Kerry with -- republicans' -- permanent second -- -- we'll get Jack -- at treasury.
Maybe Chuck Hagel at defense and have a bipartisan team and you know what I'm Susan I just think.
I just think you guys may be -- -- one thing dog are we -- He is arrogant so markets and collection -- -- -- it is still -- managing because his attitude we'd be happy to not only did tell me what to do.
I'm gonna tell you what's -- on going on how -- well it would be an interesting battle he shouldn't we don't you say about him in a minute I think I'm right but you could well be right.
I think pakistanis say she's nominated usein no I'm just saying I don't know but they might think he will wait I think he the president will -- Until he sees how this debt -- thing goes because he doesn't want both of -- on the front.
-- the same problem missile so hopefully he definitely are.
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