South Carolina’s Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he will block any appointments going through the Senate until survivors of the attack on the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi are given a chance to testify to Congress.
The Republican made the comments a day after CBS’s 60 Minutes aired a new report that revealed severe security weaknesses at the facility prior to the attack in September 2012.
“The people who survived the attack in Benghazi have not been made available to the U.S. Congress for oversight purposes,” Graham said during an appearance on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning. “So I’m going to block every appointment in the United States Senate until the survivors are being made available…. I’m tired of hearing from people on TV and reading stuff in books.”
Republicans have often criticized the Obama Administration over security at the outpost, as well as how the White House handled the attack’s aftermath.
Graham called for a joint select committee and said he supports House Republican efforts to continue pressing the administration on Benghazi.
“We’re just beginning on Benghazi,” he said. “We’re not going to let this go. Congress needs to up its game.”