From the Associated Press, about the liberal Democrat: "U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice continued her fight Wednesday to win over skeptics in the Senate who could block her chances at becoming the next U.S. secretary of state, while Republican lawmakers said they were even more troubled after face-to-face meetings with her over the handling of the Sept. 11 deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Hillary Rodham Clinton is soon expected to step down as secretary of state, and Rice is seen as the top candidate for President Barack Obama to nominate for the post."
The article continues about her meeting with U.S. Senators: "The senators came out of the meeting indicating they would still try to block Rice’s nomination. 'We are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn’t get concerning evidence that was leading up to the attack on the consulate,' [Sen. John] McCain told reporters after a session with Rice that he described as candid. The White House remained defiant in its support for Rice, arguing that she had no responsibility in compiling the information on the cause of the attack."