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 GrahamOvernight Defense: US blames ISIS for Turkey attack | Afghan visas in spending bill | Army rolls up its sleeves Senate panel passes bill that would create 4K visas for Afghans Trump: Rivals who don't back me shouldn't be allowed to run for office 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 ClintonDem platform draft adopts Sanders proposal on taxing foreign earnings GOP: time to end convention Rules madness Sanders wins concessions in Dem draft platform 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.