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November 29th, 2012
10:49 AM ET

Sen. Barrasso: Rice 'disqualified herself as Secretary of State'

The battle about how to address the fiscal cliff continues to rage in Washington with just 33 days left until drastic spending cuts and tax increases are enacted.

On Starting Point this morning, Sen. John Barrasso insists that taxes shouldn't be raised on anybody and responds to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll that found that 60% of Americans support raising taxes on people with incomes over $250 thousand.

"The American people know their mind. They say lets tax somebody else. My concern is if those taxes are going onto small businesses," Barrasso explains.

The Republican senator also reiterates his opposition to the potential nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to Secretary of State.

"I believe that she has disqualified herself as Secretary of State by going on five Sunday shows five days after the attack and truly giving bad information to the American people," Sen. Barrasso says. "As Secretary of State we need someone with sound judgment, ask tough questions, and should not be willing to just read talking points."