Graham: I'll Bar Appointees Until I Get Benghazi Testimony

Senator thinks White House told survivors to keep mouth shut
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2013 11:15 AM CDT
Graham: I'll Bar Appointees Until I Get Benghazi Testimony
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)

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." (More Lindsey Graham stories.)

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