REPUBLICANS HAVE set their sight on Susan Rice, who had the unfortunate responsibility to be the first Administration official to fall on her sword to stop the flood of questioning after the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Los Angeles Times:

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), the No. 2 Senate Republican, told reporters he considered Rice “tainted” by her role in the administration’s handling of Benghazi, and recommended that the White House instead choose Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, whom administration officials have also been considering for the diplomatic post.

… Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who is expected to become the ranking minority member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, found it “beyond belief” that Rice could have described the attack as motivated by anger over the film, when U.S. officials in Benghazi had told officials in Washington during the attack that it was a terrorist assault.

President Obama can still send her nomination to the Senate, but the signal has been sent how it will received.

Rough for Rice after serving Obama so fiercely, but the politics of Benghazi was handled abysmally by the Administration, with Susan Rice representing when all things turned south.