Susan Rice is leaving her position as Biden’s top domestic policy adviser, according to the White House.
Biden noted in the White House statement that he “surprised a lot of people when [he] named Ambassador Susan Rice as [his] Domestic Policy Advisor.”
“Susan was synonymous with foreign policy. … But what I knew then and what we all know now – after more than two years of her steady leadership of the Domestic Policy Council – it’s clear: there is no one more capable, and more determined to get important things done for the American people than Susan Rice,” Biden continued in the statement.
Rice tweeted in response to the announcement, “I am deeply grateful to @potus for trusting and empowering me to serve as his Domestic Policy Advisor. I love the team @DPC and in the @WhiteHouse. There are no more dedicated public servants. I am so proud of all we have been able to accomplish together for the American people.”
Reporting from Just the News:
Rice, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under the Obama administration, in 2012 was considered as a possible replacement for retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. However, she withdrew from consideration later that year after congressional Republicans said she made "misleading" statements about the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, dead.