By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Wednesday Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma attended the announcement ceremony at the White House where President Barack H. Obama announced his selection of embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be the National Security Adviser.
Representative Sewell said in a written statement, “I applaud President Obama for selecting Ambassador Susan Rice to become the next National Security Adviser. In addition to having outstanding academic credentials and exemplary diplomatic experience, she has served as a distinguished member of the President’s cabinet since January 2009.”
Congresswoman Sewell continued, “As U.N. Ambassador, she promoted peace and security in regions plagued by poverty, economic instability and crisis and championed U.S. national diplomatic interests and security abroad. Ambassador Rice is an outstanding American diplomat and has served our nation with great honor and dedication. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I have complete confidence that Ambassador Rice will serve this nation well and will protect our national security interests. I am proud to call her my dear friend and I look forward to working with her in this new capacity.”
The American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked by a team of terrorists and four Americans including our Ambassador were killed in the fighting. Afterwards Ambassador Susan Rice went on numerous TV news talk shows to claim that the attack was a spontaneous demonstration caused by an obscure video attacking radical Islam. The story turned out to be untrue. Republican critics of the administration assert that Ambassador Rice, intentionally and knowingly lied on behalf of the Obama administration for political reasons as it was preferable to the admission that Islamo-fascist terrorists had successfully targeted an American installation and we were caught unprepared. Since a Presidential election was fast approaching many Republican in the Congress theorize that Ambassador Rice engaged in a coverup to help the President be reelected in exchange for promotion to a position like National Security Adviser.
Congresswoman Terri A Sewell represents Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District. Sewell is the only Democrat in Alabama’s Congressional Delegation.