The White House says Rice was only following their talking points based on the best available intelligence at the time, but McCain and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamClub for Growth launches ad targeting GOP tax writer Dem senator asks for 'top to bottom' review of Syria policy A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (S.C.) have accused Rice of misleading the public.
Rice is rumored to be a top candidate to become Secretary of State when Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPerez and Ellison agree on DNC playing neutral role in primary John Legend not ruling out talking politics at Oscars Clinton taunts GOP lawmakers for dodging town halls MORE steps down, but McCain and Graham have said they would oppose her nomination.
McCain said on Sunday that he would "give all nominees the benefit of a hearing process."
But he added that Rice should go back on "Face the Nation" to explain that she gave the wrong information to the American people.
"That might be a beginning," McCain said.