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  Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, left, accompanied by fellow committee members, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., center, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, where he said he would do all he could to block the nomination of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton because of comments she made after the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)