Lindsey Graham says the White House is stonewalling on what really happened on Sept 11, 2012 in Benghazi Libya. According to Panetta’s testimony last week, we know that Obama never contacted him after an initial meeting nor gave him the ability to launch assets to rescue our men in Benghaiz. Now Graham wants a full accounting of the White House’s actions:
CBN NEWS – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he’ll delay confirmation of President Barack Obama’s nominees to head up the Pentagon and the CIA.
The leading Republican senator vowed to hold up confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and chief counterterrorism advisor John Brennan as CIA director until the White House provides more information about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
The Sept. 11 attack left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens.
“I don’t think we should allow Brennan to go forward for the CIA directorship [or] Hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the White House gives us an accounting,” Graham told CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
In related news, Sen. Inhofe threatened to filibuster Hagel to force a 60-vote margin because he doesn’t trust Obama nor Hagel:
THE HILL – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Sunday threatened to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)’s nomination for Defense secretary, if necessary to prevent his confirmation.
“I want a 60-vote margin and you don’t have to filibuster to get that,” said Inhofe in an interview on Fox News. “I would threaten to cause a 60-vote margin. If it took a filibuster, I’d do it that way.”
Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that requiring 60 votes to confirm nominees was common and dismissed suggestions that GOP colleagues would be reluctant to back him.
“They are predicating it on the assumption that we haven’t been doing it. In the last nine years we’ve done it nine times; some of them have been confirmed some have not. I don’t see anything wrong with 60-vote margin with any of the two most significant jobs, appointments that the president has,” said Inhofe.
The Senate has never filibustered a Cabinet nominee.
“I don’t trust this president to make the right appointment, I don’t think that Hagel is the right appointment,” Inhofe added.