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September 28th, 2012
06:08 PM ET

Rep. King: U.S. Amb. to U.N should resign

Rep. Peter King calls for U.S. ambassador Susan Rice to resign for what he says was misleading comments about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

RELATED POST: U.S. intel revises Libya attack assessment


Filed under: Libya • Peter King • Susan Rice
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  1. John and Pam Mullins mullins

    Non story except for the Repubs and press. There is no there there.

    October 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
  2. John and Pam Mullins mullins

    I agree with those who say much ado about nothing whether or not initial assumptions were wrong doesn't matter.

    As far as this guy Williamson and Kate balduan go-the two republicans on the show–they need to tell us the harm to the US that occurred due to the initial mistake because the investigation continued regardless of what was told to the press. It's a non story that you will hear again on the next 3 hours of CNN.

    October 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
  3. johsua

    Rice and Holder, two liars who can't be trusted. Time to drain the swamp. Regime change 2012. It's time to give someone else a try. The current occupants are total failures at the economy, immigration, gay marriage, global warming, energy, foreign policy, taxation, military. Two full years of passing anything he wanted with all his democrat buddies in congress and all obama did was pass his government takeover of healthcare and give payouts to his union and wall street buddies.

    October 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • JohnKelly

      J-boy do you need to wake up to the real world! Romney/Ryan ade out to destroy this country. They want to drive us back to the 1850's when the super rich ran this country.and the rest of us were serfs as Perry said.

      October 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
      • will roberson

        for real takking americia back to the forefathers where will that put some of us?

        October 3, 2012 at 12:53 am |
    • Lois

      I'll bet you don't like Santa Claus either. He is always sneaking in folks houses giving out free stuff to freeloaders, those 47% bums. Joshua, what will you do when Obama is reelected by the majority of thinking folks? You might try Syria.

      October 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
  4. M Oliver

    Her boss Obama if he with her job, she did job with the inflo at present time in a country in country out of control.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  5. Doug Ericson

    Representative King is a shameless amubulance chaser. If Rep. King has any helpful criticism to offer, it should be directed at the Secretary of State and the President. But like the bully King is, he picked the easiest target. We need less Goons like Rep. King, and more classy and courageous individuals like Ambassador Rice, in our Government.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  6. JohnKelly

    I don't think that King should have been given any opportunity to present his stupid views on national TV. If anybody should quit it's King! He, and his rublicans cohorts should all resign because of their horrible job performance these past three years.

    October 1, 2012 at 4:23 am |
    • joshua

      three years? obama had two full years to pass anything he wanted without needing a single republican vote. all he did was pass his government take over of private health care and give his union and wall street buddies a bail out. don't blame the republicans, it was all the democrats. and for your information, the economy was working great until the deomcrats took over the house and senate in 2006. it's been down hill ever since thanks to barney franks, chriss dodd, nancy pelosi and harry reid. drain the democrats out of washington and send them back home.

      October 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
  7. manning El Paso, TX

    At a time Susan Rice more then likely made a judgement call, Were was king when Gorge Bush & Chaney lie about going with Iraq infect he vote for the war, he should have resign because it costs billions and American life.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
    • joshua

      bush took all the evidence he had gathered from all the intelligence services around the world including bill clinton and asked congress to vote on the war with iraq. how did your congressman vote? how did senator hillary vote? how about they voted yes. at least he didn't send in troops and drones without congressional approval like the current destroyer of the us constitution.

      October 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
      • JohnKelly

        J- the intel your referring to was invented by Cheney. Weren't you paying any attention during this time? The congress approved it based on Bush/Cheney lies. WMD -where? It was in Cheney' mind! Iraq was partitioned and had blackouts in Bagdad. The major problem was that everybody in the Bush Ad. Dealing with intel was STUPID?

        October 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
      • will roberson

        Look at the whole picture every person from the president down has not perfected.Look at whats going on now,even the war U S is in now look at how many lives have been lost.For what?There no deep ? beening asked but bush is living his dream.Look what condition bush left this nation in.People expected the president to pop his finger and every thing is fixed.the republicians vow they would not to wk with this president.iT DIDN T MATTER ABOUT what they doing to people.It really doesn t affect them,they just want to be in control.How about working together.Is it the president policy or does it go deeper?

        October 3, 2012 at 12:20 am |
  8. Willie

    Wolf, You and Peter are just like Williard Romney. You speak before you bother with facts. Now the Intel is saying it was their fault, not the WH or Rice.

    SHAME on you for your puerile job of premature speculation!!

    Move over Hannity. Make room for Wolf!

    September 29, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  9. Mike

    This was a terrorist attack on a US Embassy that resulted in the deaths of four Americans and the administration lied to the American people, which is never acceptable under any President. We can't undo what was done in the past but we can hold our current politicians accountable.

    September 29, 2012 at 7:44 am |
  10. John

    I wonder if your viewers would be so forgiving if on 9/11/2001 the Bush administration would have come out and said it was a spontaneous act from some folks who have a beef with America. Would they be so forgiving if either of the Navy Seals was their son or father. The problem with liberals is they are incapable of putting themselves in someone else`s shoes.The problem with CNN and the rest of the mainstream media is they will TRASH an embassador and 3 other Americans rather than the actions of Mr. Obama.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:57 am |
    • JohnKelly

      Amazing! I didn't see any of your republican friends like King at the airport with Obama and Clinton when the Ambassador and his team were brought home! You see, republicans refuse to see flag draped coffins because ot reminds them of the thousands of deaths they and only they are responsible for because of Bush,Cheney, Rice, and Rumsfeld. I haven't even brought up the negligence they are responsible for as far as 9/11 is concerned.

      October 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
      • will roberson

        I agree with you.It really hurt to see and hear whats going on here in americia.sometime i wonder how can some of these people sleep at night,how they sit in church,hear the word and judge someone else religon.Every one will give in account of what they do in their on own body.

        October 3, 2012 at 1:04 am |
    • Lois

      You really are confused. What Bush did after 9/11 cost lives, thousands of lives. He invaded a country and took us to war with the wrong country! What impact did Ms. Rice's comments have? No actions or non-action has/will occur because the preliminary informations she gave us was incomplete or even inaccurate. If you want to bash Obama, you might be able to criticize the fact that there was not enough security before the attack. But you really need to stop these FOX News crazy attacks. No thinking person will take you seriously.

      October 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
  11. Sherwin Chow

    Rep. King reminds me of the boy who called 'Wolf.' He is always seeking fame for his unworthy hearings as if he's on a witch hunt. He's a regular guest on Fox News which is always 'stirring up a hornet's nest'" to bash the Democrats or President Obama. I choose not to take Rep. King seriously as I know he's a fame seeker for his own alter ego.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:22 am |
  12. E. Girma

    CNN seems to be pursuing some hidden agenda rather than inform. Blitzer, Cooper and Burnett have talked about this topic for days now and have nothing informative. Why can't they ask the State Department, the FBI, the Embassy staff and bring us first hand information, instead of all these innuendos and allegations. For several days now we have not heard anything substantive from CNN in covering the Benghazi story.

    September 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  13. J. Clarke

    Remind me again of the time Peter King called for President Bush, Condoleezza Rice and Dick Cheney to resign after the massive failure of 9/11. If I recall correctly more than 3000 Americans were killed.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
  14. Greg

    I think Susan Rice should keep her job. The American people are tired of these Republican witch hunts. Rep. King should focus on the job that Congress is not doing. I would like to see Congress resign or at least not get paid, since they fail to accomplish anything anyways. That could save the country a few bucks.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
    • lee

      This is ridicules, Mr. King is a fool. They keep trying to depict black Obama as somehow lacking. The job is over his head and too much for the boy. Its interesting to me that Hilary made the same reasonable statement as Secr. Rice but they aren't asking for her resignation. Why? Notice the phraseology and particular targeting of the black cabinet members. Its an old tactic used against women and other minorities here in American, since its conception.
      Please tell me what did Rice do wrong, please. We keep repeating this non-issue as if we are trying to make it one. Please tell me if she said "this was absolutely not an terrorist attack". Did she say that she knows this was a fact? Did she say something like "there is no way that this was an terrorist attack" Every statement made by Secr. Rice was wrapped in "we will wait for the investigation for the final conclusion". Did she not do that? Where is the conspiracy? Where is the cover up? Do we have to now make these up against Obama's administration because he's not making enough mistake for Romney? Are we feeling sorry for poor Romney and his chasing after headlines, that now we are creating false ones for him?
      All I want from someone in at CNN to explain to me where is the story? Are we saying that this was a conspiracy to cover-up, if so where is the proof? If there is proof then I would think that it's your obligation to share that. If there isn't any proof of a cover-up why are we keep repeating this story?

      October 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
      • JohnKelly

        I agree! Let the FBI do their job! Burnett needs to ask her so called intel experts where and how are they getting their purported information? Perhaps, there should be an investigation about these experts and where they get their information or are they only guessing?

        October 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
      • will roberson

        What about us running for some of these seats I believe we can do a better jobThis lie brought about that lie that lie brought about those lies those lies brought about a mulititube of lies,now i m in a mess.The corruption in our system.Why can t these people tell the whole truth.Have you ever studyed the constitution.Try it see if you are decieved

        October 3, 2012 at 12:48 am |
      • JohnKelly

        The major problem in this situation is not necessarily the media but the republicans who are grasping at straws to try and challenge current policies. For example ,the airhead Assa is now challenging Clinton ob what kind of security was available for the embassey and the consulate. So, he'll probably go on some kind of fishing expedition and ask her questions and demand information on Russia. This because Romney has said that Russia is our major enemy now. The thing to do is let the real professionals do their jobs. By this I mean the FBI.

        October 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
      • will roberson

        thank you,america need to wake up.I know we have freedom of speach to a degree.Bush have caused many soidiers have lost their lifes becase of this man.We were rolling down hill.this women spoke what was told her and she made it plain,and this man want her to resign.If just speaking what the gop is calling miss leading the people then they need to shut down mitt romney,fox news.and these radio talk shows,rush,donald trump ect.they use slander words.cnn is airing mitt romney negetive ads.People is gagging at a net and swallowing a fly.look at the corruption.black people is been swifted out out of position their in.wak up americia.this is my opinion

        October 2, 2012 at 8:48 am |
  15. sharon

    Mr. Blitzer, I feel like I am watching FOX News. Come on, how about something besides Republican outrage. You have all the big sillys on and on and on. Tired of being herded by stale cnn.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
    • carol

      I agree totally with yr comments!!

      September 29, 2012 at 4:02 am |
  16. RMul

    Peter King should quite wasting tax payers money. Every time he thinks he has a gotcha monment he calls for some one to be fired and investigated just because he hyperventulates easily. example Eric Holder accusations. Come on Peter get yourself a brown bag and breath deeply

    September 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  17. vpose

    Attahboy Wolf. Nothing like having only Republican guests to bash the President and a co-host who is a Romney supporter to boot. CNN = Fox Lite.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
  18. Ann

    This is a non-issue and King is too little too late. The die was cast in the first years of the Bush administration when NO ONE called that administration to task for the blatant lies to the American people about the supposed WMDs in Iraq. THAT should have been a Watergate, not this. Ambassador Rice did NOT lie – she stated unequivocally that she was reporting only information that they had at present, and that the investigation is ongoing. Once again, republicans are grasping at straws to find anything to pin on the Obama administration. Poor judgement, once again. I'm sick and tired of it and wonder why CNN would even spend the time on this issue.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
    • Lois

      CNN is the new FOX. They found out that FOX makes money with the crap they put on so CNN is doing the same.

      September 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
    • Sherwin Chow

      It's interesting that the Archbishop of South Africa has called for former president Bush and Tony Blair, former prime minister of England to stand trail in the World Court of Hague for war crimes relating to the invasion of Iraq. The powers to be will of course ignore his recommendations but they do go after war criminals such as Serbia's president and the leaders of the Rwanda massacre. What hypocrites do we have in the world! I agree with the archbishop but unfortunately Bush and Blair will seek immunity or face no war crimes because of the lack of interest in the World Community.

      September 29, 2012 at 1:16 am |
  19. sharon

    How many more of these daily hysterical panics are we going to be subjected to by Rep. King and other so-called common sense folks. This is all Republican nonsense. The better 47% are willing to examine the facts and data before running off screaming for heads to roll.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  20. Jarret Berg

    Where was Rep. King when Colon Powell stood up in front of the UN and sold the world on the faulty intelligence that led up to the war in Iraq? Rather than questioning the facts, he was leading the drumbeat to war. Did he ever apologize for it after the fact, when it became clear there were no WMD, nor any tie to 9/11?

    September 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
  21. vpose

    If I want to watch constant Obama bashing by the Republican guests Wolf only has on I might as well watch Fox News.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  22. Mark Graham

    Rep. Peter King is playing politics again. Why else would he call for the U.N. Ambassador to resign for providing information that turns out was false about the Libyan Embassy attack? Where was his call for "accountability" and "paying the price" when the Bush Administration misled the world into believing that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction! He was MIA!!!!

    September 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
    • Lois

      Thank you Mark. Maybe everyone in this country is losing their minds. CNN is the new FOX. So sad.

      September 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  23. Lois

    With friends like Peter King, who need terrorists! Can the right not think of the country and how this constant criticism affects this country. What is his purpose? It can be nothing but political gain. What was his position on WmD's?

    September 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm |

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