Senators McCain, Ayotte, and Graham met with Susan Rice in a purported attempt to allay their concerns over her comments after the tragedy in Benghazi, and all three have emerged from the meeting more "troubled" than ever.
"I am more disturbed now than before," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "I'm significantly troubled by the answers we got and didn't get," said McCain. They didn't go into further details on the information gained at the close-door, 90-minute meeting. But all three agreed that are they still unable to decide whether to vote for Rice if she's nominated as Secretary of State.
Following the meeting, Rice released a statement admitting that some of her comments after the Benghazi attack were incorrect, but said that she made them with no intention of misleading the public.
Rice is Obama's most likely choice of nominee to fill Hillary Clinton's shoes, and Clinton has said she'll step down once her replacement is found.
Updated: McCain later appeared on Fox News and went into more detail on what the meeting with Rice did or didn't reveal:
Some of the answers were hard to understand and some of the information she had access to, clearly, they contradicted the statement that she made and, by the way, today, after all this time, she issued a statement and in that statement she said she had given false information to the wrong, to the American people about the obviously never took place. For example, she also said Al Qaeda was decimated. That is patently false. I asked why that statement should be made to the American people and she really had no good answer for it. There was lots of classified information that she gets briefed on that indicated this was not a hateful video that sparked a spontaneous demonstration. I still don't understand why anyone would believe when you come with mortars and rocket propelled grenades how that could possibly be viewed as a spontaneous demonstration.