Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, said Wednesday that Susan Rice, a National Security Adviser under former President Obama, should rethink her decision not to testify in front of a Senate Panel.
“I think she ought to consider it,” Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during an appearance on MSNBC.
“She has gone public. I saw her on Fareed’s show Sunday. I saw her today,” Feinstein said.
A lawyer wrote a letter to Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-SC, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, on Wednesday that Rice would not plan to appear before the panel.
Feinstein didn’t fully buy the argument.
“I’ve never heard that it has to be a bipartisan letter – this is sort of a new criteria,” she said.
“She’s certainly within her rights of saying, ‘I’m now retired, I’m not going to do it,’ Feinstein said. “But because she went forward and did press, I would hope she would consider doing it.”