Senator John Kerry has commented on the news that Susan Rice has quit the race to be US Secretary of State, saying that "she's an extraordinarily capable and dedicated public servant."
In a written statement, Senator Kerry significantly praised Rice, saying.
I've known and worked closely with Susan Rice not just at the UN, but in my own campaign for President.
I've defended her publicly and wouldn't hesitate to do so again because I know her character and I know her commitment.
She's an extraordinarily capable and dedicated public servant. Today's announcement doesn't change any of that.
We should all be grateful that she will continue to serve and contribute at the highest level.
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