Presidential candidate Joe Biden has not yet announced who he’ll choose to be his running mate, but President Trump’s allies hope it’s former national security adviser Susan Rice.
Rice’s involvement in the Benghazi and Obamagate scandals would be the perfect fodder for Trump’s reelections strategy, according to campaign officials.
Recent documents reveal that Rice lied during a congressional probe to cover the trail of cronies like former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe during the Russian collusion hoax.
She was also involved in the unmasking of top Trump associates, including Michael Flynn.
Her role in the Benghazi scandal also makes her a rich target for political opponents.
For months, she lied to the American public about the fatal attack in Benghazi, Libya and blamed an online video for the violence.
An investigation revealed that the video had nothing to do with the terrorist attack, but Rice continued to repeat that lie over and over again.
“I can’t think of anyone that is more polarizing who would fire up the base than Susan Rice,” said former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who investigated the Obama administration as chairman of the House Oversight Committee. “They know her, and they don’t like her.”
Rice’s past scandals make her the “most target-rich” candidate out of all of Biden’s top VP choices, according to a Trump adviser.
“She is absolutely our No. 1 draft pick,” a Trump campaign official told Politico.
The Trump campaign, however, said that even if Biden chooses someone other than Rice, voters will see Biden’s campaign for what it is: a radical attempt to undo the progress Trump has made over the past four years, said Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh.
“It doesn’t matter who Joe Biden picks because they all reside on the far left and will continue to use him as an empty vessel to fill with their radical agenda,” Murtaugh said in a statement.