Yesterday Ambassador Rice met with Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte to discuss their objections to her moving to head of the State Department over the Benghazi talking points fiasco from Sept. 16. And after the meeting all three Senators said they were more concerned about this issue than they were before going into the meeting.
When discussing this on Greta, Bolton slammed the idea that Rice, being a cabinet level official, would even use talking points saying that no one who is truly competent even reads talking points:
I’ll just put it this way based on my own experience in government. Nobody who’s truly competent reads talking points for any purpose. If you’re good enough to be a senior American official you ought to be able to use your own words. … But the notion that you can be a cabinet level official and be given talking points that you simply parrot without further question is mind boggling to me.
There’s more in the interview below. Skip ahead to 2:22 for the beginning of the interview:
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