Susan Rice tapped for major role in Biden Admin despite Benghazi controversy

Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice has been to lead Biden’s Domestic Policy Council.

Her pick announcement comes among others including former Obama White House chief of staff Denis McDonough for secretary of veterans affairs.

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge has been chosen to lead HUD.

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is being tapped for the same role he played in the Obama admin – secretary of agriculture.

Katherine Tai, chief lawyer on trade for the House Ways and Means Committee has been picked for United States trade representative.

Biden commented “This dedicated and distinguished group of public servants will bring the highest level of experience, compassion, and integrity to bear, solving problems and expanding possibilities for the American people in the face of steep challenges.”

He added “The roles they will take on are where the rubber meets the road — where competent and crisis-tested governance can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, enhancing the dignity, equity, security, and prosperity of the day-to-day lives of Americans.”

Susan Rice was reportedly under consideration for the VP role. She could face a difficult confirmation due to her controversial comments that followed the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.