Finally Republicans Respond To Charges Of Racism When It Comes To Rice

Susan Rice (A/P Photo)

Republican finally began to respond to charge of racism when it comes to their criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice. It took them long enough.

Republicans last week finally began hitting back at the absurd accusation by their Capitol Hill adversaries that criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice is racist and sexist.

“When you can’t answer the question, you attack the questioner,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has been among Rice’s most vocal critics over her handling of the 9/11 terrorist attack in Benghazi.

Added Graham: “The only color I’m worried about when it comes to Benghazi is red — blood red, the death of four Americans.”

Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas — one of 97 House Republicans who signed a letter calling on President Obama not to name Rice secretary of state — was less biting. But he was no less adamant, calling such accusations “factually incorrect.”

It took long enough: For a week, the Congressional Black Caucus and female Democratic legislators accused Republicans of using “code words” and always looking to “pick on women and minorities.” (Read More)

The Democrats and their allies routinely accuse anyone who disagrees with them of racism, but that doesn’t mean their charges should go unanswered.