Sen. Graham vows to block nominations over Benghazi; White House says GOP 'playing politics'

  • Article by: PAULINE JELINEK , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 28, 2013 - 5:10 PM

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham threatened Monday to hold up all nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year's deadly attack on the diplomatic post in Libya appear before Congress.

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jepop90Oct. 28, 1312:38 PM

Wow, what a suprise. More obstructionism from the GOP. That went really well for you the last time you shut things down, didn't it?

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tooty123Oct. 28, 13 1:53 PM

"Where are the #Benghazi survivors?" the South Carolina Republican said on his official Twitter account. "I'm going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available to Congress."---Every appointment? What's knew about that! What does the Federal Reserve chairman have to do with Benghazi??? Will some of these survivors be outed as CIA operatives? Nice, work Graham!

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verdin11Oct. 28, 13 2:16 PM

Geez, the GOP continues to embarrass itself. Genghazi has been analyzed more than the Kennedy assassination, The Shroud of Turin, Sasquatch footage and "Whitewater". If there was anything legitimately scandalous to be found we'd have already heard about it. LET IT GO!!!

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ringneck1Oct. 28, 13 2:29 PM

Initial reports said that Hilary Clinton had ignored her phone when the diplomatic mission asked for help the night of the attack. Due to her lack of leadership and arrogance, we lost our ambassador and other fine Americans. Clinton was a Obama appointee and has been outed as a proven liar (being shot at in Iraq). Now Obama and Clinton will not make any people available who do not support their position. Watched 60 Minutes last night and that was pretty damning to the Administration. It showed that the administration had a chance to send some rescue troops but didn't. It was left to a retired English mercenary to try to rescue these folks. This is another example of this administration shirking it's responsibility to provide a safe environment for our diplomats to function. What would Israel have done?

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brianjapanOct. 28, 13 2:34 PM

As Miss Hilary would say, "what does it matter anyway"

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lostinstpaulOct. 28, 13 3:01 PM

Geez, the GOP continues to embarrass itself. Genghazi has been analyzed more than the Kennedy assassination verdin" @ @ @ Kind of ironic you mention Kennedy - since a book recently came out de-bunking most ALL of the Offical story. Also- did you know the US Govt lost a courrt case, and was legally guilt of killing Martin Luther King? YEah, the sheep will listen to lies over the years, but the truth is always out there waiting . . . . . If you think Benghazi was "open and shut" you are sadly head in sand

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foreseer2Oct. 28, 13 3:10 PM

Yet another Republican Senator who considers himself a "majority of one." Have Republicans not spent a lot of time reviewing exactly what happened in Libya and received multiple reports? Do they think that from the Senate, they get to run the Executive Branch? They will do literally anything to grab power - and as much as they complain about government, are the ones who are giving government a bad name.

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liora51Oct. 28, 13 3:11 PM

The GOP will hold up Obama's federal appointments until the sun rises in the west--or until they get one of their own back in the WH. Personally, I would be happy if the the next GOP president was elected AFTER the sun rises in the West...

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verdin11Oct. 28, 13 3:13 PM

lostinstpaul, A new book about the Kennedy Assassination is released about every other day, because they sell! In terms actually changing our understanding of what happened, they have no impact. New theories are forgotten as quickly as they're hatched. Sometimes bad things just happen, and they're just bad things, nothing more exciting than that. We have to grow up and accept that there isn't necessarily a secret plot or a UFO behind every unfortunate event that unfolds.

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roadtoruinOct. 28, 13 4:33 PM

The subject of Benghazi should be more than enough to block Hillary from ever becoming POTUS. All the her opponent need do is to constantly air the tape of her responding to question regarding the tragic deaths of 4 Americans in that nasaly whine "AT THIS POINT WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???". Any Amercan who would vote for her should be stripped of their citizenship.

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