Sen. Lindsey Graham Vows to Stop Brennan Nomination Until Benghazi Drone Footage Released

Sen. Lindsey Graham Vows to Stop Brennan Nomination Until Benghazi Drone Footage Released



When Lindsey is bad, he’s bad.

But when he’s good, he’s very good:

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he is unsatisfied with the White House responses to questions about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya and he will block President Obama’s pick to lead the CIA until more information on the Sept. 11 incident is disclosed.

Obama has nominated White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan to replace former CIA director David Petraeus, who resigned after admitting to having an affair.

But Graham told USA TODAY in an interview that he will not allow the nomination to go forward until the White House turns over items it has declined to provide, such as drone video of the attack and e-mails on talking points that falsely claimed the attack was a protest that got out of control.

The role of the Congress is to provide oversight of the executive branch,” Graham said. “When Brennan comes up I think it’s very relevant what role did he play?”

Hold their feet to the fire, Senator. You’re up for re-election in a couple years.