The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is meeting this week with lawmakers to discuss her remarks about the deadly September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
The closed-door meetings are seen as a bid by Rice to gain the lawmakers' support in order to become the next Secretary of State.
U.S. media report Rice is holding talks with Republican Senators John McCain , Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte .
Those three lawmakers have strongly criticized her explanation of the attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.