Former UN ambassador Susan Rice spoke about her right-wing son in an interview Wednesday, saying blood is thicker than politics.
“I have a 23-year-old son who I love very much and whose policies are very, very different from my own and the rest of the family,” the former Obama administration cabinet member told NPR. “My son and I will have some big differences in some political issues, not all. And yet, at the end of the day, you know I love him very much and he loves me.”
Rice, who served as Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 and National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2017, has come under the spotlight in recent days due to her reported spot on Joe Biden̵
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Her son, John David Rice-Cameron, was President of Stanford College Republicans and hosted events such as “Make Stanford Great Again”.
His mother said that for both her family and the country, she believed in respecting those with different political views and finding areas of agreement. And she said she and her son didn’t agree on everything.
“For example, we agree on how important it is for the United States to play a responsible, principled leadership role in the world,” Rice said of her son. “We agree on how important it is to have strong alliances.” We agree that we need to keep our eyes clear when dealing with opponents like Russia and the threat posed by China. We disagree on things like choice. I am pro choice. It is for life. That is the difference that we should respect. “
Rice’s son confirmed to Fox News in 2018 that he and his mother can find common ground in their political views, although they disagree on most of the “common disagreements between Republicans and Democrats”.
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“We agree that America is the largest nation the world has ever seen, so we believe that America plays an important role as a force for freedom and justice on the world stage. We support a robust American engagement in Africa and we agree that Russia poses a major threat to American interests. We agree on the importance of American allies and on America’s continued commitment to NATO, ”said the younger Rice.
Ambassador Rice said in June that President Trump’s Senate supporters “belong in the rubbish heap of history”.
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Rice spoke to MSNBC about Biden’s Vice Presidency decision, saying the election was about “putting Joe Biden in the White House,” someone who “could remove Donald Trump and put those who supported him in the Senate on the rubbish heap of history.” “. Rice said Biden was someone who could “heal and unite the nation”.