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Graham on Hagel, Brennan: ‘No Confirmation Without Information’

Lindsey Graham said today that he didn’t want to see Chuck Hagel and John Brennan in office before the Obama administration gave more answers on Benghazi.

“I don’t think we should allow Brennan to go forward for the CIA directorship, Hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense, until the White House gives us an accounting,” Graham said on Face the Nation. “Did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the Libyan government to help these folks? What did the president do?”

In response to Bob Schieffer’s question about whether he would put a hold on the nominations if he didn’t get answers from the White House, Graham responded, “Yes, I’m going to ask my colleagues, just like they did with John Bolton, Joe Biden said no confirmation without information.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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