WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators who have just met with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice say they are more troubled now over her initial explanations about the Sept. 11 raid in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador.
Rice met Tuesday behind closed doors with three of her harshest critics, Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte.
Ayotte said Rice told them that her comments on national television that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was triggered by a spontaneous demonstration were wrong. She made the comments five days after the raid based on intelligence information.
The lawmakers said the Obama administration still must answer questions about the attack.
Obama is considering Rice as a successor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to step down soon.
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