Republican Senator Lindsey Graham slammed the recently released Benghazi report, led by his own party.
“I think the report is full of crap,” Graham told Gloria Borger on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“I don’t believe that the report is accurate, given the role that Mike Morell (deputy director of the CIA at the time) played in misleading the Congress on two different occasions,” Graham said. “Why didn’t the report say that?”
The report was released Friday by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-MI, and Ranking Member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-MD. It found little to support the questions about CIA actions the night of the deadly attack on September 11, 2012. It also said confusing intelligence, not deliberate misleading, led the White House (and specifically then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice) to identify the attackers as angry protestors rather than organized militia.
Graham, who has frequently criticized the Obama Administration’s role in the Benghazi controversy over the past two years, says it’s “garbage” that the report finds no members of the Obama administration lied to cover up what happened in Benghazi.
“That’s a bunch of garbage,” Graham said. “That’s a complete bunch of garbage.”
The investigation was critical of the security situation at the diplomatic outpost, particularly the Libyan military hired to protect the compound.
Graham said he is going to take another look at the findings of the report.