GOP Senator Says He’ll Block Nominations Over Benghazi

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’ll block all federal nominees unless Congress can question survivors of the Benghazi attack.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (File)

WASHINGTON (October 28, 2013) U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was threatening Monday to hold up all federal nominees until Congress gets to put questions to survivors of last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya.

Graham made the threat Monday on his official Twitter account.

The tweet said, "Where are the #Benghazi survivors? I'm going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available to Congress."

Graham is among lawmakers who are not satisfied with information they've received so far on the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012.

Prominent nominations awaiting Senate confirmation include Janet Yellen for chair of the Federal Reserve and Jeh Johnson for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.


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