Susan Rice: Secretary of State no longer a consideration by Rice, withdraws name NBC News reports

NBC News is reporting that Susan Rice has withdrawn her name to be the next Secretary of State.

"If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly – to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities," Rice wrote in a letter to President Obama, saying she's saddened by the partisan politics surrounding her prospects.

"That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country...Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time," she wrote in the letter obtained by NBC News.

Read the full story here: http://nbcnews.to/12bt1tE

Brian Williams will have an exclusive interview with Rice on tonight's "Rock Center With Brian Williams" at 10p/9c.

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