(FOX NEWS) It didn’t take long for NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to turn Susan Rice’s withdrawal from the secretary of state-stakes into a racial issue.

Asked for her analysis on MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” Mitchell swiftly claimed that Rice’s withdrawal would be bad for Republicans because she is a black woman — intimating that her skin color and gender were somehow a factor.

“I think that this had become sort of an impossible challenge for her to be confirmed, that she realized that — the White House realized it as well. I think they know that they are on good political solid ground,” Mitchell said. “This is not going to … help Republicans at all, the fact that a woman and a woman of color has been forced out of a confirmation process even before she was nominated.”

 


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