McCain: ‘Almost Speechless’ at Susan Rice’s Benghazi Claim

On Face the Nation Sunday morning, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) literally laughed off National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s statement earlier on Meet the Press that she did not intentionally mislead in her September 2012 appearance on the Sunday shows in which she claimed that the Benghazi attack had been in part a “spontaneous response” to an anti-Islam video.

“I’m almost speechless,” McCain told host Bob Schieffer. “It’s patently obvious, first of all, that Susan Rice had no reason to be on the program, she had no involvement in it. Second of all, she read talking points, that we are now beginning to believe came from the White House, which were absolutely false. We now know that the CIA station chief on the ground sent a message immediately saying ‘not-slash-not spontaneous demonstration.'”

“And of course, the information was totally misleading, totally false,” McCain continued. “For Susan Rice to say such a thing is a little embarrassing to tell you the truth.”

Watch the clip below, via CBS News:

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