Marie Harf Defends Susan Rice: We Shouldn’t Relitigate Benghazi
HARF: "And look, we don’t need to necessarily relitigate all the details of Benghazi, it's an issue I’ve talked about quite a bit when I was at the State Department. But she went on those shows and did those interviews based on the best information we had at the time. In the fog of war we get more information every minute, and as our administration got that information, we gave it to the public. We participated in bipartisan congressional investigations, independent outside investigations. They all came to the same conclusions. And so I think Susan has addressed these questions, she has spoken out about it in interviews repeatedly, and I know that she, like all of us who served in that administration, were heartbroken by the tragedy of Benghazi. But Republicans in Congress using this issue to criticize her, I think are playing politics and couching it in principle when they said nothing, for example, about the four American soldiers who were ambushed and murdered in Niger just a few years ago. So let’s call a spade a spade when we hear Republicans in Congress criticizing someone like Susan Rice who has a lot of experience and I think will do a good job."