U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, whom President Obama is considering as his next secretary of state, is scheduled to meet Tuesday with three key Republican senators to answer questions about remarks she made in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) agreed to the meeting at the request of Rice's office. McCain had threatened to block Rice's confirmation if she's nominated, but he said Sunday that he might vote to confirm her if she could explain why, shortly after the attack, she said it appeared to have been a spontaneous outburst of violence rather than a planned terrorist attack. Rice has said she was merely passing on the tentative assessment of the intelligence community.
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