Republicans aren’t easing up on Ambassador Rice, but at least she has one powerful defender. “Susan Rice is extraordinary. Couldn’t be prouder of the job that she’s done,” President Obama reaffirmed Wednesday. Republicans seem to disagree. Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, met with Rice today to raise concerns as to why the White House didn’t classify the Benghazi attacks as terrorism. On Tuesday, Rice met with three other Republican senators who expressed similar concerns.