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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday called the appointment of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be Obama’s National Security Adviser “appalling” and threatened to use the confirmation hearings for other nominations to press for more answers on the Benghazi Consulate attacks.

While Rice does not need Senate confirmation to assume her post, former State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, who has been tapped to head European affairs, will face tough questions on the administration’s Benghazi response, Paul said.

“Both Ms. Nuland and Ambassador Rice were intimately involved with a misleading campaign or a misdirection campaign after Benghazi and I think really that you shouldn’t promote someone who’s been misleading, purposely misleading, the American public,” said Paul on “Fox News Sunday.”