Kansas Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita; Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler; and Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka; were among the 97 House Republicans who signed a letter to President Obama opposing “any efforts to nominate Ambassador Susan Rice for the position of secretary of state.” The lawmakers contend that Rice’s public comments after the attack in Benghazi “either willfully or incompetently misled the American public.” However, intelligence officials have said that Rice relied on information provided to her by the CIA and other intelligence agencies. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus charge that some of the GOP criticism of Rice smacks of sexism and racism.
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