Rice Meeting Troubles GOP Senators

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, center, flanked by fellow committee members, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, speaks  on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, following a meeting with UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Rice met with lawmakers to discuss statements she made about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that left the ambassador and three other Americans dead. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    Susan Rice didn’t do a very good job assuaging three Republican senators’ concerns about her explanation of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya. In fact, after a closed-door meeting with the U.N. ambassador Tuesday, Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte were left even more worried than before. According to Senator Ayotte, Rice said she was wrong in claiming on national television that the attack had been spurred by a spontaneous demonstration. Rice’s comments, however, were not made immediately after the attack but five days later with the help of intelligence.

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