Tipton Questions Obama’s Decision to Appoint Rice

Jun 5, 2013 Issues: Constitutional Issues

WASHINGTON—Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued this statement following the announcement that President Obama is appointing embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be national security advisor. Rice is a central figure in the ongoing investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and subsequent cover-up by the Administration.

“In the midst of the ongoing investigation into the security failure in Benghazi and subsequent attempts by the Administration to cover-up the nature of the attack, the President is appointing Susan Rice to national security advisor when she was at the forefront of misrepresenting the attacks to the American people on multiple cable news interviews. I am disappointed by the President’s judgment in this appointment, which unfortunately circumvents any oversight as it does not require Senate confirmation. I will continue to push for accountability and a full investigation into all who were involved with misleading the American people in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.”

Tipton has co-sponsored H.RES. 36 which would establish a select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.