White House: Susan Rice no longer candidate for Secretary of State

Posted at: 12/13/2012 4:31 PM

Susan Rice is no longer a candidate for Secretary of State. The White House released a statement from President Obama that says Ambassador Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration and President Obama has accepted her decision.

Rice released a statement saying, "I am know convinced the confirmation process would be lengthy and costly and disruptive."

Rice was the target of republicans and some democrats who believed she was not completely truthful about the details of the fatal attacks in Benghazi.