Obama Administration

McCain Softens Opposition to Susan Rice

Maybe he could live with her as Secretary of State, after all


Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice would have an opportunity to convince him to back her to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, days after the Arizona lawmaker pledged to block her possible nomination.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, McCain was asked to respond to a statement Rice made Wednesday, when the diplomat told reporters that while she respected the Arizona senator, "some of the statements he's made about me have been unfounded, but I look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him."