President Obama today at the White House let reporters know that he would not allow any attacks on UN Ambassador Susan Rice for her comments during this year’s 9/11 attacks.
“If Senator McCain and Senator Graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me,” President Obama said confidently and with a tone of daring. “I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador? Who had nothing to do with Benghazi? To besmirch her reputation? It’s outrageous.”
Obama, at his first full press conference after the election, also noted that if anyone is going to go after Ambassador Rice “because they think she’s an easy target…then they’ve got a problem with me.”
One reporter, Molly Ball from The Atlantic, offered this take on the President today:
The word I would use for this Obama presser? “Swagger.”
— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) November 14, 2012
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