Senator vows to delay Obama's nominees over Libya

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
photo of Senator Lynnsey Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham sits down with News 12's Richard Rogers to talk about Yucca Mountain. (January 7, 2011 / WRDW-TV)

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham is determined to get more answers about the deadly Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Now the South Carolina Republican says he will hold up Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees to head the Pentagon and the CIA until he gets that information.

Graham accuses the White House of "stonewalling" requests to release more information about the attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. He said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that "We're going to get to the bottom of Benghazi."

The White House has urged quick approval of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and John Brennan, Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, as CIA director.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)

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