This morning on Fox News, South Carolina Senator, Lindsey Graham (R), promised to hold up every Senate appointee until the survivors of the Benghazi attack have testified.
“For god’s sakes, let the House have a select committee where you get three or four committees together to look at this situation as one unit, rather than stove piping,” Graham said.
“And where are the survivors? Fourteen months later, the people who survived the attack in Benghazi have not been made available to the U.S. Congress for oversight purposes. So I’m going to block every appointment in the United States Senate until the survivors are being made available to the Congress.”
What Graham hopes to gain here is anyone’s guess. The Benghazi case has been litigated over and over, with no major revelation or any evidence of intentional wrong doing. I suspect Graham’s Benghazi flu is just a move to protect his right flank. Still, saying you will block all progress on appointments seems a bit excessive to say the least. But hey, it’s always silly season on the right side of the aisle.