After the Libyan attack, where four Americans were killed, Rice incorrectly said the violence was part of a protest at the consulate. Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Graham9 GOP senators Trump must watch out for UN leader willing to meet lawmakers amid push to cut funding GOP lawmaker: Calling Putin a war criminal could lead to conflict with Russia MORE (S.C.), John McCainJohn McCain9 GOP senators Trump must watch out for Flawed Democratic idealism GOP lawmaker: Calling Putin a war criminal could lead to conflict with Russia MORE (Ariz.) and Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteTen rumored Trump Cabinet picks who didn't get a job Sasse, Perdue join Armed Services Committee Avid pilot among GOP senators joining Transportation committee MORE (N.H.) said they were not satisfied with the ambassador's answers to their questions Tuesday.

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Reid said GOP’s attention to Rice’s mistake is driven by partisanship.

“The personal attacks against Ambassador Rice by certain Republican senators have been outrageous and utterly unmoored from facts and reality,” Reid said in a statement Tuesday evening. “I am shocked that senators would continue these attacks even when the evidence — including disclosures from the intelligence community about the information she presented — have made it clear that the allegations against Ambassador Rice are baseless, and that she has done absolutely nothing wrong.”

Reid said committees should be allowed to do their work and look into the Sept. 11 attack without “such blatant partisanship in oversight of our nation’s intelligence community.”