Sen. Lindsey Graham vowed Monday to block every appointment that comes before the U.S. Senate until survivors from last year’s deadly Benghazi, Libya attack are made available to Congress.
“Fourteen months later … the people who survived the attack in Benghazi have not been made available to the U.S. Congress for oversight purposes,” the South Carolina Republican said on Fox News. “So I’m going to block every appointment in the United States Senate until the survivors are being made available to the Congress. I’m tired of hearing from people on TV and reading about stuff in books. We need to get to the bottom of this.”
Graham implored House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to “form a joint committee to get away from this blame game and find out exactly what happened.”
Listing off still-unanswered questions about the assault that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, Graham said: “Where was (then-Secretary of State) Hillary Clinton during all these multiple requests for security? And you could see this attack a long time in the making according to people on the ground in Libya, why couldn’t you see it in Washington? And who the hell told (then-United Nations Ambassador) Susan Rice this story about a protest gone bad, and who told the president there was no evidence of a pre-planned terrorist attack in light of all this information?”
“We’re just beginning on Benghazi,” Graham said. “And to the families: we’re not going to let this go. Congress needs to up its game.”