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Susan Rice as Sec. of State? Sen. McCain pledges to block nomination. (+video)

Susan Rice's comments on the embassy attack in Benghazi angered McCain, who said 'I take on things ... when I believe they're wrong. Four Americans died that didn't have to die.'

By Associated Press / November 15, 2012

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says he would do all he could to block the nomination of United Nations Amb. Susan Rice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton because of comments she made after the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, at a press conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday.

J. Scott Applewhite/AP

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WASHINGTON

Sen. John McCain says he is taking on the Obama administration for not preventing the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya.

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CBS News' Margaret Brennan has obtained the speaking points that Ambassador Susan Rice received on the day she first spoke about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

McCain said on NBC's "Today," quote, "I take on things ... when I believe they're wrong. Four Americans died that didn't have to die."

The Republican senator says he will block the nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice if she's tapped to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

McCain is angry about Rice's comments days after the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Rice attributed the attack to outrage in the Arab world over an anti-Muslim video, not to terrorism.

McCain said Thursday there was overwhelming evidence of the danger of an attack in Benghazi.

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