Former national security adviser Susan Rice said the Trump administration is “racist to its core” and said that supportive senators belong in the “trash heap of history,” The Hill reports.
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said, “I want to ask you about this resignation. Unlike John Bolton, for instance, resigning, and making a lot of money, or Jim Mattis resigning and not explaining until later exactly why he was resigning, this was direct, it was personal, it names President Trump, it was specific.”
Rice said, “Well, I guess, Andrea, I would say better late than never. You know, to serve an administration which has been racist to its core for the last three-and-a-half years, from comparing the peaceful protesters at Charlottesville to white supremacists, call white supremacists very fine people, all the way through to the recent weeks where the administration has disparaged the Black Lives Matter movement, disparaged peaceful protesters, and made plain they prefer to stand by a Confederate legacy than a modern America, it’s been an administration whose record on race is just disgraceful.”
She continued, “So while I respect the fact that belatedly this assistant secretary, Ms. Taylor, has recognized how unconscionable that is and decided she can no longer serve, what we’ve seen in recent days is not that different, frankly, than what we’ve seen over the course of the last three-and-a-half years.”
She added, “[W]hat’s important about what Senator Klobuchar said and did is that she made clear that this election, and whoever Joe Biden chooses among many very talented candidates, is about getting Joe Biden in the White House, somebody who can heal and unify the nation, and remove Donald Trump and consign him and those who have supported him in the Senate to the trash heap of history.”
Commentary and Opinion from Trending Politics:
This wild rhetoric from Rice comes as no surprise considering she is most likely trying to impress Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden considering he is considering her as his Vice President pick.
According to the Associated Press, former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has narrowed his potential vice president pick to 6 people.
The top three names on the list include Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala Harris and former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice.
The other three names that were on the list of potential picks were Rep. Val Demings, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and New Mexico Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
“Biden’s vetting committee had conversations with a larger group of women earlier this spring; those continuing on in the process have been asked to turn over financial records, past writings and other documentation,” the Associated Press said. “Biden has had various public and private interactions with many of the women his vetting committee has considered thus far, but has not yet had any formal one-on-one interviews expressly to discuss the No. 2 spot on the ticket.
Those aren’t expected for several weeks.”