President Obama said in a news conference it’s unfair to make UN Ambassador Susan Rice a scapegoat on the Benghazi issue.
Obama called it “outrageous” that Republicans are “going after” Rice over Benghazi. He said Rice’s comments in the days after the attack were based on intelligence she received, adding that as U.N. ambassador she was not involved in the situation.
“Come after me instead,” a stern Obama said.
“When they go after the U.N. ambassador — because they think she’s an easy target — then they’ve got a problem with me,” the president said, adding that if he decides she is the best person for the job he still will send her name to the Senate.