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NBC's Andrea Mitchell: Rice Withdrawal Bad For Republicans Because She's a Black Woman

A previous black female Secretary of State named Rice was a Republican pilloried by Democrats

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It didn't take long for NBC's Andrea Mitchell to turn Susan Rice's withdrawal from the secretary of state-stakes into a racial issue. 

Asked for her analysis on MSNBC's "The Cycle," Mitchell swiftly claimed that Rice's withdrawal would be bad for Republicans because she is a black woman—intimating that her skin color and gender were somehow a factor.