- Would prefer John Kerry to succeed her, according to insider source
- ‘Hillary is not close to Rice, who is tough but is not the friendliest person’
If Susan Rice is nominated to be the next Secretary of State, she could face fierce opposition from Republicans in Congress.
But now it has emerged that she could also lack support closer to home, as Hillary Clinton has said she would prefer John Kerry to succeed her as America’s top diplomat.
The ambassador to the UN is considered the frontrunner for the high-powered job, despite coming under fire from the GOP for her role in the government’s response to the Benghazi attack.
Feud? Hillary Clinton is apparently opposed to the idea of Susan Rice becoming Secretary of State
However, Clinton is apparently not keen for her to take over, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, and instead supports Kerry, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
‘Hillary is not close to Rice, who is tough but is not the friendliest person,’ a White House source told the newspaper.