Graham: I'll Bar Appointees Until I Get Benghazi Testimony
Senator thinks White House told survivors to keep mouth shut
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 28, 2013 11:15 AM CDT
In this Sept. 3, 2013, photo, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham talks to a reporter following a speech to business leaders in Goose Creek, SC.   (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

(Newser) – He's not shutting down the government, but Lindsey Graham plans to use another procedural method to get the administration to open up on Benghazi. The GOP senator tweets that he'll block "every appointment in the US Senate" until the survivors of the Libya attack "are made available to Congress." Graham has suggested the White House told those survivors to keep their mouths shut, the Washington Post reports. Today, the Senate is due to vote on the confirmation of Richard Griffin as the National Labor Relations Board's top lawyer; a number of votes on federal judgeships are also due, the Post notes.

Graham made his stance clear on Fox & Friends this morning, Mediaite reports, calling on John Boehner to "form a joint committee to get away from this blame game and find out exactly what happened." He added: "We’re just beginning on Benghazi. And to the families: we’re not going to let this go."

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Oct 29, 2013 10:34 AM CDT
Hey Lindsey? Have you seen the polls lately?
Oct 29, 2013 9:17 AM CDT
He is an asshat.
Oct 29, 2013 7:47 AM CDT
Embassy attacks under Bush: 2002 the US Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, was attacked and 10 were killed? 2004 the US embassy in Uzbekistan was attacked and two were killed and another nine injured? 2004, the US Consulate in Saudi Arabia was stormed? and 8 lost their lives? 2006, armed men attacked the US Embassy in Syria and one was murdered. 2007 a grenade was thrown at the US Embassy in Athens. 2008, the US Embassy in Serbia was set on fire. 2008, bombings in the US Embassy in Yemen killed 10.” GOP= Hypocrisy