U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he finally has information from a survivor of the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya – -and it is “very disturbing.”
“I’ll be releasing some information next week about some of the things I have learned,” he told affiliate WCRS in Greenwood.
The actual date depends on how it will take to declassify some of the information, according to Graham’s office.
Graham spoke to a State Department employee who witnessed some of the events of Sept. 11, 2012, during which Ambassador Chris Stevens and other staff were killed. That same witness appeared before 4th District Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Government Oversight Committee in the House. That interview has not yet been released.
Graham says he plans to talk to three more survivors. He asserts that the Obama administration did not prepare — or react — appropriately to the attack by an organized group.
In the Senate, Graham has used the threat to block presidential nominees in order to get answers from the administration about Benghazi
The Senate has changed the rules to undermine that tactic.
Graham said, “This turns the Senate into the House. They are going to regret this.”
“This has undercut my effort somewhat,” he said, “but not completely.”
Anne Eller of WCRS in Greenwood, contributed to this report.