Letter: Collins is just doing her job
As the mother of two small children, I rarely have time in my day to be concerned with the goings-on in Washington. However, after hearing Sen. Susan Collins being criticized for her investigation into the terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi, I felt I had to speak out.
As a leader of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Collins has a responsibility to examine what took place on Sept. 11 and to determine what changes need to be made to ensure that Americans serving in our embassies abroad are safe. As she tries to get to the bottom of what happened, it only makes sense that Sen. Collins should question the Obama administration’s chosen spokesperson following the attack, Ambassador Susan Rice. The focus of the investigation is not Ambassador Rice – or her suitability to be secretary of state, a position, by the way, for which she has yet to be nominated. The focus of the investigation is what happened, why, and what should be done differently.
Ambassador Rice has insight into what happened and why. And I am willing to wager that Ambassador Rice has some idea as to what should be done differently in the future. It is my hope that she shares that information with our moderate senator, who is trying to ignore the extremists and get to the truth of what happened on that terrible day.