Susan Rice says she's qualified to serve in Biden Cabinet

Susan Rice says she's qualified to serve in Biden Cabinet
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Former national security adviser Susan RiceSusan RicePresidential Twitter account follows Chrissy Teigen Biden signs executive order rescinding controversial 1776 Commission Biden to nix border wall, 'Muslim ban' on first day in office MORE says she’s qualified to serve in various posts in a potential Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE administration.

Rice said in an interview with American Urban Radio Networks’s April Ryan released Friday that she has the right experience to lead the departments of State, Defense or Homeland Security or as director of national intelligence should Biden, the 2020 Democratic nominee, win in November.

Rice indicated she would not want to serve as national security adviser or ambassador to the United Nations, roles she held in the Obama administration, saying “that’s kind of redundant.”


She added her role in a possible Biden administration is “not up to me” and said the priority must be electing the former vice president and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden must wait weekend for State Department pick Senators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal An ally in the White House is good for abortion access, but not enough MORE (D-Calif.), his running mate, to the White House.

“This is up to the next president of the United States and the Senate, if these are going to be Senate-confirmed positions. So let’s just hold our horses here. Job one … is we got to get Joe Biden and Kamala Harris elected. That is vital. And we need to flip the Senate. And then Joe Biden needs to decide what team he wants around him and in what constellation,” she said.

Rice was reportedly among the top finalists to join Biden’s ticket as his running mate before he selected Harris for the role. Rice's name has been floated for a number of foreign policy or national security positions in a future administration given her past experience and ties to Biden from working in the Obama White House. 

Should she be nominated for a position requiring Senate confirmation, Republicans are likely to hit her over the Obama administration’s handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a topic the party was reportedly preparing attacks on if she had been chosen as Biden’s running mate.