Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to be America’s next Secretary of State.
The embattled United Nations ambassador told Pres. Obama in a letter that any confirmation process would be “lengthy, disruptive, and costly.”
The 48-year-old Rice added she’s saddened by the partisan politics that had erupted over her candidacy.
The ambassador has long been a close adviser to Pres. Obama and was considered a favorite to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
Sen. John Kerry is now considered a strong contender to be nominated for the position.