This has the smell of something ripe.
Top Republican senators are meeting Tuesday with U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, as Rice continues to be discussed as one of the top candidates to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she steps down next year.
Rice, after facing intense Republican scrutiny and criticism for her initial comments on the deadly attack in September on a U.S. consulate in Libya, is meeting with Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.
Why not wait for the hearings?
Ayotte said she isn’t sure if the discussion will stick to Libya, but she thinks this could as President Obama’s potential secretary of state nominee.
McCain, who vowed to block any attempt to appoint Rice as the next secretary of state, hinted Sunday that he might be moving away from his hard-line approach.
“She deserves the…
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