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Senator vows to delay Obama’s nominees over Libya

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 10, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.

— A leading Republican senator is threatening to hold up Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama’s nominees to lead the Defense Department and the CIA until the White House provides more answers about the deadly Sept. 11 attack against a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya.

Sen. Lindsey Graham is angered by what he calls White House “stonewalling” about the attack that killed four Americans, including the ambassador.

Graham tells CBS he’ll hold up Senate action on the nominations of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and John Brennan as CIA director until he gets what he wants.

The senator wants to know what Obama was doing during the time of the attack and whether he was in touch with Libyan officials.

Democratic Sen. Jack Reed calls Graham’s threat “unprecedented and unwarranted.”

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aimee says... February 10, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.

Why is this senator wasting everyone's time on an issue the Republicans LOST in the November elections..???

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RonalFos says... February 10, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Republicans have heard all about Benghazi they need to hear! They need to shut up and move on. In their search for dirt, the Republicans are just digging a deeper hole for themselves with the public.

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T6 says... February 10, 2013 at 1:07 p.m.

RonalFos...WHEN is holding SOMEONE accountable for the DEATHS of 4 AMERICANS, killed when they could have been saved, digging for dirt? SAo murder is OK with you. It seems Obama is not in any hurry to bring anyone to justice for the murders in Benghazi, Is he?

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djigoo says... February 10, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.

Miss Graham gets her knickers in a twist on a daily basis.

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HotSpringsLawyer says... February 10, 2013 at 2:18 p.m.

Very responsible behavior for a Senator. Defense and Intelligence arent really all that important apparently. Hope he doesnt flutter away on his tiny little wings....

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FreeSpiritMan says... February 10, 2013 at 2:25 p.m.

T6.... shut up or post proof and source where it says they could have been saved. Leon Penatta testified they had no rapid response teams that could have reached them in time. Where is you source that says that is not true? You just mouth off with out facts as usual.

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T6 says... February 10, 2013 at 3:23 p.m.

BillSmith such hate from a "christian"? YOU don't want to know the truth, YOU refuse to see the truth because YOU and the rest of your bunch don't want to face facts your President isn't a god tho he thinks he is. Panetta, Hillary and Obama WILL NEVER KNOW if the 4 DEAD AMERICANS could have been saved BECAUSE THEY NEVER TRIED TO SAVE THEM. The truth will come to light, what ever is done in darkness will be brought to the light. There are alot of questions you should be asking but you stick your head in the sand and ignore, ignore, ignore. You accept what your Tryannt-in-Chief and his minions say without ever questioning.
Fact remains OBAMA wasn't involved with rescuing the 4 DEAD AMERICANS!

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RoyDaMercer says... February 10, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.

Whatever you do Senator Graham DO NOT STAND UP for what you believe in. Be a yellow bellied spineless wimp like the liberals expect you to be, so you can be a jellyfish just like them.

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FreeSpiritMan says... February 10, 2013 at 4:26 p.m.

T6....All I am asking is to show me the source of your so called truth, you can't do it, just come up with some BS about doing somethin in darkness and them being brought into the light. You sound like Bennie Hinn the snake oil salesman.

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cliffcarson says... February 10, 2013 at 4:47 p.m.

Remember when the Republicans on here were applauding George the Bush for telling some of his cohorts that they will not be allowed to testify before Congress about some of his and his Administrations actions that actually may have been identified as Treason? Republicans really do speak with forked tongue. This is why the Republican Party is utterly useless to provide the American people ethical and moral Governance. The Party doesn't believe in such.

The Republicans number 1 Priority is to harass Obama and that priority is to the detriment of the American People.

This is also why after some of those Bush shenanigans that were wholeheartedly supported by the Republican Rank and File because, well, Bush was a Republican- that I stated the best thing for America is for the Republican Party to fade away into the dustbin of History.

The Republican Party won't do anything for the American 99%, and that includes me and probably all you long nosed Republican shills out there. Maybe you could make a list of all the good things Bush did for the 99% When he was the President.

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