Susan Rice was selected by President Obama as the National Security Advisor, replacing Tom Donilon. She is the second woman to hold the position (following fellow black woman, and fellow Rice-last named Condoleezza Rice) and the third African American, the first being Colin Powell.
The decision is already receiving backlash from Republican lawmakers who believe that the handling of the Benghazi attacks shows her lack of judgement. Her “temperament” was also called into question when she was considered for the Secretary of State position after Hilary Clinton resigned.
It’s a good thing the Senate has absolutely no say so in this appointment. For the win.