Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice is reportedly being considered as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Once described by Newsweek as “Obama’s right-hand woman,” Rice worked directly with Biden for years during her tenure as UN Ambassador (2009-2013) and National Security Adviser (2013-2017).
“I know they have a good relationship – perhaps the best relationship of anyone on the list,” said a source close to the Biden campaign. “They’ve known each other for years, they’ve worked alongside each other and she’s been tested in a way that a lot of folks on the list just haven’t been.”
Biden has already promised to choose a female running mate, and Rice would satisfy voters’ demands for a black Vice President.
“Everyone automatically thinks of Kamala [Harris] when they think he needs to pick a woman of color,” said another source. “But if you look at Susan’s credentials, she makes perfect sense. She’s a rock star who has the confidence, stature, and gravitas to be vice president.”
Other options for Biden include Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), Sen. Kamala Harris (CA), Rep. Val Demings (FL), Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL), and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Before joining the UN, Susan Rice served on President Bill Clinton’s national security council (1993-1997) and served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the State Department (1997-2001). She advised presidential nominees Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, and Barack Obama.
Rice was considered as a replacement for outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012 until her lies about Benghazi were exposed. Like Clinton, Rice claimed the attack was the result of a protest turned violent rather than the terrorist attack she knew it was.
As we have argued in past articles, the Obama Administration clearly lied about Benghazi to protect his bid for re-election in 2012.
Rice was caught lying again in 2017 when the Khan Shaykun chemical attack proved that Syria had not given up its chemical weapons as she had claimed.
More recently, she was exposed as one of several Obama officials who attempted to “unmask” the identities of Trump transition officials named in foreign surveillance records (Biden also submitted unmasking requests).
On President Trump’s Inauguration Day, Rice sent herself an email containing then-FBI Director James Comey’s inappropriate suggestion that Obama withhold “sensitive information related to Russia” from Trump’s incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. And we all know how that played out.
Later, Rice would have the audacity to claim that the Trump Administration disliked her due to her ‘race and gender.’
Author’s Note: Susan Rice is one of the least honest – or most loyal – Obama cronies. She is a criminal who deserves to be in jail.
Editor’s Note: Of course she was Obama’s right hand man. She proved that she would blatantly lie to the American people on Obama’s behalf. She was utterly loyal in the face of crisis, when that crisis was that Obama’s foreign policy was failing miserably and he was in danger of not getting re-elected. The ultimate Machiavelli.