Graham: I’ll block all WH appointments until we get answers on Benghazi

posted at 1:51 pm on October 28, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

“I’m tired of hearing from people on TV, and reading about [Benghazi] in books,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Steve Doocey on Fox & Friends today.  Reacting to the big 60 Minutes scoop last night on CBS, Graham announced that he would block all appointments from the White House until the Obama administration makes the Benghazi survivors available for testimony before Congress (via Andrew Johnson at NRO):

Graham also wants Boehner to form a “joint select committee” in the House to run a larger-scale probe into Benghazi:

Senator Lindsey Graham stipulated a number of next steps he and congressional Republicans need to take to move forward on the Benghazi investigations, and called on John Boehner to create a joint select committee in the House to address “the stove-piping problem.”

“To Speaker Boehner: Please, for god’s sake, form a joint committee to get away from the blame game and find out exactly what happened,” the South Carolina Republican said on Fox & Friends on Monday morning. He included praise for House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa’s efforts in the investigation thus far.

Graham argues that while Issa’s committee has done a fine job in exposing the lies told by the administration, Congress needs to get beyond the “blame games” in order to find out what actually happened before and during the attack in the White House and at State.  He specifically calls out Hillary Clinton for not reacting to the feedback coming from the diplomatic security personnel in Libya about the threats and escalating attacks in Benghazi, made even more clear in last night’s 60 Minutes report.

Boehner has treaded carefully on Benghazi until now, content to let Issa run the show.  The CBS report last night gives him an opening to expand the House’s investigation, and also to argue that the expansion makes it more likely to shed some of the partisanship which Democrats accuse Issa of pushing.  Let’s see if he takes advantage of it to get some real answers on why the US was unprepared for an al-Qaeda attack in what became Terrorist Central on the anniversary of 9/11, and why the military wasn’t ready to protect Americans in an easily-predicted onslaught.


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He is so tough…

Primaries do good things…

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM

I live is SC – this is typical of Graham.

Election time – he swings to the right.

This is man has no center – no honesty – he a purely political animal.

He is a good politician – sorry to say.

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM

He is so tough…

Primaries do good things…

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM

BINGO

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Graham: I’ll block all WH appointments until we get answers on Benghazi

Oh, we know you Progressive republicans really mean biness Mr. Graham. BTW, are you in a primary fight?

You almost sound like a WACKO BIRD Senator Graham. You been listening to the Hobbits lately?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-won-t-apologize-calling-tea-partiers-hobbits-173115794.html

A tea partier confronted Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain during a town hall meeting Monday with one simple request: Please apologize for calling us “hobbits.”

Instead, McCain may have just made matters worse. “I am sorry if I was misunderstood,” he told the constituent after a testy exchange, which can be seen on video below. “But I am not sorry for what I said. Why should I if it was a fact?”"

At the the height of the debt ceiling battle last month, McCain read a Wall Street Journal editorial aloud on the Senate floor that slammed tea party-backed Republicans and called them “hobbits” for demanding a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution in return for their votes to raise the debt ceiling.

PappyD61 on October 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Too late, Ms. Lindsey. You’re getting primaried.

Ward Cleaver on October 28, 2013 at 1:55 PM

does anyone else see this move by Graham as an attempt to display his prosthetic gonads?

hurricain on October 28, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Gee, this wouldn’t have anything to do with the primaries fast approaching, would it?

Doughboy on October 28, 2013 at 1:55 PM

If we could get to his appointment book and place in there everyday “Primary speech”, he would be a great senator…

right2bright on October 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Ashly Wilkes is like Mike Tyson – compared to this guy.

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Damage control. FEAR the Tea Party, Ms. Graham. Fear us.

Harbingeing on October 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

In fact if we could get “Primary Speech today” on every RINO and liberals calendar, we would have nothing but conservatives in congress.

They all run to the middle-right on election day…

right2bright on October 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

A year late and Obama short.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Take this idiot out !! – it is time

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Graham: I’ll block all WH appointments until we get answers on Benghazi … or, until Joe Biden agrees to give me a hot oil massage, whilst wearing nothing but a jock strap and a smile.

Pork-Chop on October 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Doocey’s expression is priceless.

katy the mean old lady on October 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Sure you will, tough guy.

Until Mitchy-poo comes along and says that this isn’t “good government” or some other BS.

Then you’ll fold like a good Republican always does.

Bitter Clinger on October 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

C’mon South Carolinians, you know what to do!

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Graham: I’ll block all WH appointments until we get answers on Benghazi

It is time for a select committee. This time with Killary under oath.

That being said, it always annoys me when a Senator (of whatever party) declares they will issue blanket blockage on all appointments. That puts the appointees in the place of political pawns which is unfair.

Beyond that, why is Graham trying to distract from the Obamacare debacle and the other scandals?

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Jake…..just following McCain’s no

Act real conservative until election day then go back to being a squishy elite

cmsinaz on October 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

BTW – Mike Huckabee loves Lindsey Graham

How’s that for an endorsement?

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Jake…..just following McCain’s no

Act real conservative until election day then go back to being a squishy elite

cmsinaz on October 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

100% correct – this inspired me to give Nancy Mace another $100.

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

A tea partier confronted Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain during a town hall meeting Monday with one simple request: Please apologize for calling us “hobbits.”

Instead, McCain may have just made matters worse. “I am sorry if I was misunderstood,” he told the constituent after a testy exchange, which can be seen on video below. “But I am not sorry for what I said. Why should I if it was a fact?””

PappyD61 on October 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

If it is a fact? Does Arizona have a large population of Hobbit-Americans?

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Too late, you’re going to get primaried and hopefully replaced.

Panther on October 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Looks like he’s bulking up. Is he putting on his primary weight?

NotCoach on October 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

BTW – Mike Huckabee loves Lindsey Graham

How’s that for an endorsement?

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

For me, it would work as an endorsement for the other guy in the primary. It doesn’t seem though as if anybody is chomping at the bit to give it a try.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Boehner will chicken out. A select committee should’ve been on this months ago.

Mark1971 on October 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Wow, Ms. Lindsey is displaying a pair.

Now, that should include the hued and totally unqualified replacement for Nappi.

He is an inexperienced hack, just a fluffer and doner for obama’s elect and re-elect. That’s all.

Such idiots get rewarded with keeping you and your children safe.

Better idea, abolish the entire travesty.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Get lost, Linds. He will pull a McCain style left turn if he’s re-elected. Better to just park him.

Greek Fire on October 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM

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On Monday, pro-abortion groups across the country launched an organized effort to feature women telling uplifting stories of their abortions.

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Sick

Murphy9 on October 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

He is like an abused woman who goes back to their abusive boyfriend after every fight.

astonerii on October 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Whatever you say Aunt Lindsey.

Bmore on October 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

He is like an abused woman who goes back to their abusive boyfriend after every fight.

astonerii on October 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Well,,,,

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

2014 – 2016 NO INCUMBENTS

RealMc on October 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

“I’m tired of hearing from people on TV, and reading about [Benghazi] in books,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Steve Doocey on Fox & Friends today.

LOL. You think your tired? Obama is twice as tired of hearing about this on TV and reading about it in books and newspapers.

Dusty on October 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Whatever you say Aunt Lindsey.

Bmore on October 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

God, you are good!

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

…you too, Bmore, are good :)

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

From the Right Scoop:

Benghazi Attorney: Very good evidence people were RELIEVED OF DUTY because they insisted on a military response

Benghazi whistleblower attorney Joe DiGenova was on with WMAL this morning to talk Benghazi after last night’s 60 minutes piece and noted toward the end of the interview that there is very good evidence that people were relieved of command because they insisted on a military response and refused to not dispatch troops to aid our men on the ground in Benghazi. He also stated that the main reason there was no response was because the president went to sleep and refused to issue an order allowing our troops to fly into Libya.

We have reason to believe that things happened that night in the chain of command where people were relieved of their duties because they insisted that there be a military response. We’re working on trying to establish that with some news organizations but there’s very very good evidence that people were actually relieved of command because they refused not to try and dispatch troops and some response….

There were planes in Croatia that could have been there by the time of the attack on the annex and no planes were ever sent. That was because the president of the United States refused to issue an order allowing for the dispersal of military into Libya because that was considered an act of war. The president, himself, who went to sleep, refused to issue some order.

INC on October 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

What’s Grahmnesty’s exit strategy?

Impeachment? LOLOLOLOL

HondaV65 on October 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Whatever you say Aunt Lindsey.

Bmore on October 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Heh, good one…

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Get Dopie to throw in with you.

Bmore on October 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

…and Evil shall be glorified.

kingsjester on October 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

So, what is Boehner’s reason for not naming a select committee…afraid he’ll offend the State Run Media?

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Graham wants this issue off the table for 2016 so a Cruz or Paul can’t use it against a RINO or Hillary.

This is a total con job.

budfox on October 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

100 Pro-Abortion Storytelling Events Organized Across Country
On Monday, pro-abortion groups across the country launched an organized effort to feature women telling uplifting stories of their abortions.

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Uplifting stories? How can a story about abortion be uplifting? The only possible story here is one of a selfish young woman who opted to kill the life she created instead of being punished with a child. Because I killed my child I as able to…………….

And BTW: “Safe, legal, and affordable” pretty much encourages the poor to kill off their babies for economic reasons.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

We need to have Representatives and Senators sit around a big table and pontificate to figure out that Obama was running guns to AQ through Benghazi, and that to come to Stevens’, et al, aid when they were attacked (which they knew was coming) would reveal their nefarious scheme just before Election Day?

Pffft….

Anyone paying any amount of attention knows full well that Obama committed an act of treason against the United States in aiding and abetting an enemy, and that ignoring the pleas of dying men under attack was nothing short of accessory to murder.

If there were any sanity left in government, and there is not. the president would be indicted, impeached, convicted, removed from office then indicted for treason, tired, convicted and sentenced to prison for the remainder of his natural life.

turfmann on October 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

He is like an abused woman who goes back to their abusive boyfriend after every fight.

astonerii on October 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

No, that would be the republican voters who vote him in every 6 years.

BoxHead1 on October 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

So, what is Boehner’s reason for not naming a select committee…afraid he’ll offend the State Run Media?

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Fears of being yelled at by Democrats. More specifically, fears of the committee being labeled a conservative witch hunt.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

I heard the interview this morning. Grahamesty is talking like a man who’s worried about getting primaried.

petefrt on October 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

And then you’ll accept the answers along with a new helping of DOD pork and go back to…whatever it is you do.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM

So, what is Boehner’s reason for not naming a select committee…afraid he’ll offend the State Run Media?

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Fears of being yelled at by Democrats. More specifically, fears of the committee being labeled a conservative witch hunt.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Fears of people finding out that he was briefed about what was going on in Benghazi and signed off on it along with the rest of the leadership?

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 2:29 PM

They should have done this a year ago.

bflat879 on October 28, 2013 at 2:31 PM

We have reason to believe that things happened that night in the chain of command where people were relieved of their duties because they insisted that there be a military response. We’re working on trying to establish that with some news organizations but there’s very very good evidence that people were actually relieved of command because they refused not to try and dispatch troops and some response….

So why didn’t they keep their mouths shut and go do it anyway?

You do what you have to do.

dogsoldier on October 28, 2013 at 2:32 PM

So, what is Boehner’s reason for not naming a select committee…afraid he’ll offend the State Run Media?

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Fears of being yelled at by Democrats. More specifically, fears of the committee being labeled a conservative witch hunt.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Which is always funny. Democrats never worry about such things. When Bush legally fired attroneys, the Dems hollered so loud and ultimately brought down Alberto Gonzalez.

Bitter Clinger on October 28, 2013 at 2:34 PM

So why didn’t they keep their mouths shut and go do it anyway?

You do what you have to do.

dogsoldier on October 28, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I think he’s saying they did do it anyway, or tried to – that’s why they were relieved of their duties.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Senator Lindsey Graham stipulated a number of next steps he and congressional Republicans need to take to move forward on the Benghazi investigations, and called on John Boehner to create a joint select committee in the House to address “the stove-piping problem.”

I want to make a point about this because it goes back to the arguments we’ve been having on Republicans fighting for our causes. It’s good to see Graham out there on this and I won’t beat on him for only showing up on foreign affairs issues and hiding like a church mouse on domestic budget issues, except by pointing it out.

But the rest. In effect he’s challenging Boehner to do something. Not Reid, but Boehner. Why? Graham is also specifically calling for a joint select committee. What the hell is that you ask? Well Issa’s committee is joint as in D and R participation and joint is usually reserved to mean House and Senate committee, and Boehner can’t just create one, can he? Boehner needs Reid’s concurrence in creating one, right? So, again, why is Senator Graham asking House Speaker Boehner when he should be asking Senate Majority Leader Reid for one?

Another thing. Did Graham coordinate his call with other Republican Senators before he unilaterally announced this demand? Did he coordinate this demand for a joint committee with others in the Republican caucus in the Senate? Did he coordinate his decision to block all appointments with McConnell? If not will he, or is this just some one-off comment that he won’t fight for in the Senate?

I’ll tell ya, I wouldn’t have said anything about this if Graham had directed his comment to Reid and not Boehner, but in my estimation, there was absolutely no need to Graham to mention Boehner in this appearance.

Dusty on October 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I think Boehner still has a silly fantasy about a grand bargain with Obama and thinks that would be harder to accomplish while shredding Obama over Benghazi.

Mark1971 on October 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Remember Sergeant Schultz from Hogan’s Hero’s? I know nusssing…
Well Barry won’t give you any answers because he didn’t know about Benghazi, IRS, NSA spying on Merkel et. al, Fast and Furious, Obamacare rollout failures and last but not least, how Barry ever got the Nobel Peace prize in the first place. Seriously, despite making over $400,000 annually, the President of the USA doesn’t know $quat about $hit. It’s time for Impeachment proceedings.

stuartm80127 on October 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Like 60 Minutes, he’s 13 months late

faraway on October 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Graham is a RINO MSM media suckup. CBS just gave hime the All Clear signal to act out on Benghazi. He’s got a primary to worry about and wants MSM cover.

philw1776 on October 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM

You’re still getting primaried. Don’t you just love RINOs like he and Rubio trying to pivot to the right? I pray the Tea Party is as we speak vetting challengers to run against these fools.

neyney on October 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Like the Pharisees who stood on the corner beating their breasts in fasting mode that all may see, little Lindsey has just donned his cloak of conservatives while beating his breast furiously. That is until the election is over.
Such a small man compared to the giants who entrusted this nation to scum like him.

Don L on October 28, 2013 at 2:41 PM

So WHO in the DNC is trying to push Hillary! out of a run in 2016?

Does anyone HONESTLY believe that CBS/60 Minutes did this on their own out of a desire to search for the truth.

OVER A YEAR AFTER IT HAPPENED?

GarandFan on October 28, 2013 at 2:42 PM

A tea partier confronted Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain during a town hall meeting Monday with one simple request: Please apologize for calling us “hobbits.”

Instead, McCain may have just made matters worse. “I am sorry if I was misunderstood,” he told the constituent after a testy exchange, which can be seen on video below. “But I am not sorry for what I said. Why should I if it was a fact?””

Therein lies the problem. McCain cannot distinguish between a fact and an opinion.

onlineanalyst on October 28, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Big deal, Lindsey, ya worthless, camera-fellating gas-bag.

How’s the entitlement reform, Obamcare repeal plan, preservation of our military superiority, prevention of Iranian nukes, reining in of the EPA, creation of a farm bill to actually benefit the populace thing coming?

M240H on October 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Filthy little RINO worm trying to ingratiate himself with the base.

Not going to work.

rrpjr on October 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Take this idiot out !! – it is time

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM

..”Mace Lindsay”?

Appropriate!

The War Planner on October 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

There must be gloryhole in the west wing with Lindsay’s name on it

rik on October 28, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Until these jokers who think a quick swing to the right for a year will save them for another 6 years, we’ll keep playing these games.

michaelo on October 28, 2013 at 2:57 PM

So WHO in the DNC is trying to push Hillary! out of a run in 2016?

Does anyone HONESTLY believe that CBS/60 Minutes did this on their own out of a desire to search for the truth.

OVER A YEAR AFTER IT HAPPENED?

GarandFan on October 28, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Except they did it as if Killary and the lazy stupid coward had nothing to do with Benghazi. As if they didn’t knowingly stand in the Rose Garden and lie their asses off about a spontaneous attack over a video.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Meh.

13 1/2 months later?

Sheesh.

Leadership.

socalcon on October 28, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Uh, they’re already providing closed door testimony Senator Graham.

But way to try and score some brownie points in order to offset all the nonsense you and Senator McCain have tried to foist on us.

Marcus Traianus on October 28, 2013 at 3:07 PM

..”Mace Lindsay”?

Appropriate!

The War Planner on October 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Graham

jake-the-goose on October 28, 2013 at 3:09 PM

You nut cases seriously think Graham is being “primaried”?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Wishful thinking, Bozo. His most prominent rival, Nancy Mace, whose main claims to fame are being the first female to actually graduate from the Citadel and founding a state news website with some questionable “journalists” (do da name Will Folk ring a bell? No? Well, do da name Ruby Begonia mean anything to ya?), has $17,000 in the bank as of the quarterly report. The other two challengers hadn’t raised enough to file reports.

Graham has $7 million. If he needs a few more, he can get them, too.

His opponents in state and across the nation are loud and boisterous and full of big talk, but they apparently don’t put their money where their mouths are. As I’ve said all along every time some ignorant yahoo begins spouting off about “primarying” him.

Adjoran on October 28, 2013 at 3:16 PM

The crony DC establishment is getting ready to shove amnesty down America’s throat so expect them to press every hot-button possible in the coming weeks and months to distract and divide people. Don’t get caught up in it, the ruling class is never going to do anything about Benghazi, it is just another act in their dog and pony show. Keep in mind that it was neocon RINO’s like Lindsy Graham, McCain and Rubio who were aligned with Obama on Libya and the Arab-Spring and are all in bed together. While they may not share blame for the lack of security at the embassy, they are part of the cabal who engaged in such foolish policies in the first place that put our people at risk there.

I hear that even 60 Minutes has started to admit that Benghazi was a real scandal. I guarantee you that Washington DC will never get to the real truth behind it. If they learn any lessons at all it will be the wrong ones. Their answer will be bigger government, as always, with them at the top.

Don’t fall for it, focus on stopping amnesty and Obamacare. The real scandal as it relates to what happened in Libya and Syria is not the attack on the embassy and the lack of security and response, it’s that members of the federal government and the ruling elite from both parties were giving aid and comfort, even conducting military strikes, on behalf of Al Qaeda affiliated rebels. The attack on the embassy, while very serious, is actually being used as a smokescreen to distract from more serious crimes in the region, and is being used to distract people while they try to impose amnesty.

FloatingRock on October 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Absolutely no problem in getting answers about Benghazi when this guy is too stupid to ask the right questions.

News2Use on October 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Oh *clap clap* Miss Lindsey. What were you waiting for?

98ZJUSMC on October 28, 2013 at 3:28 PM

The crony DC establishment is getting ready to shove amnesty down America’s throat so expect them to press every hot-button possible in the coming weeks and months to distract and divide people. FloatingRock on October 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Absolutely right.

rrpjr on October 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM

The BS that comes from this guy’s mouth is only surpassed by that from Obama.

savage24 on October 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM

One thing about Graham, he’s a hawk on foreign policy and on the military. I believe he was a JAG officer. If he wants to put a hold on appointments until we get real answers on Benghazi, I’m all for it.

That said, his domestic policy goals and leanings suck. BTW, Graham will not even come close to losing in SC. Who is good enough to beat him?

Vince on October 28, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Graham announced that he would block all appointments from the White House until the Obama administration makes the Benghazi survivors available for testimony before Congress

A guy I work with, his girlfriend works for the State Department and was in Benghazi when the attack happened. She is one of the survivors. She was told to keep her mouth shut, and not to speak to anyone about it…if she wanted to keep her job.

That was under Hillary’s watch. I am going to see if she will contact Issa’s committee and give her statement.

Patriot Vet on October 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM

A guy I work with, his girlfriend works for the State Department and was in Benghazi when the attack happened. She is one of the survivors. She was told to keep her mouth shut, and not to speak to anyone about it…if she wanted to keep her job.

That was under Hillary’s watch. I am going to see if she will contact Issa’s committee and give her statement.

Patriot Vet on October 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Heck with that! Give her number to MKH!

cptacek on October 28, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Hillary Benghazi Clinton.

Akzed on October 28, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Lindsey Graham = Hollow Man

*blech*

workingclass artist on October 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM

If the good people of SC re-elect this doucetard, I will stop referring to them as the good people of SC.

ex_machina on October 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM

..”Mace Lindsay”?

Appropriate!

The War Planner on October 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Nancy Mace imo is just a Graham clone. Better do some research before you fall into a trap.

bluefox on October 28, 2013 at 4:37 PM

This fool is so late to the party that everyone’s laughing at him. We’re called the “stupid party” because of idiots like him. PLEASE give him the boot in the primaries!

dominigan on October 28, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Boehner has treaded carefully on Benghazi until now, content to let Issa run the show. The CBS report last night gives him an opening to expand the House’s investigation, and also to argue that the expansion makes it more likely to shed some of the partisanship which Democrats accuse Issa of pushing. Let’s see if he takes advantage of it to get some real answers on why the US was unprepared for an al-Qaeda attack in what became Terrorist Central on the anniversary of 9/11, and why the military wasn’t ready to protect Americans in an easily-predicted onslaught.

Yes, let’s see.

IOW, can Boehner make a layup?

There Goes the Neighborhood on October 28, 2013 at 5:30 PM

The answer he will accept:
Obama: I didn’t know anything.

albill on October 28, 2013 at 5:38 PM

I won’t believe it… Even if I see it. He and McCain are too busy securing our borders and protecting us from Ted Cruz.

2Tru2Tru on October 28, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Graham: I’ll block all WH appointments until we get answers on Benghazi

What’s that I hear? It sounds like desperation before an election after angering most of his base voters. No doubt that pretty soon Lindsey will be claiming to be a Conservative.

Remember that the rinos have declared war on Conservatives and the TEA Party. Show Lindsey the Senate door.

RJL on October 28, 2013 at 6:37 PM

This guy is as transparent as Lindsey Cornyn.

applebutter on October 28, 2013 at 6:55 PM

“The First Amendment is all fine and good in theory, but…”
Lyndsey Graham

Never forget. Kick his as* out.

rrpjr on October 28, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Teeheehee

SouthernGent on October 28, 2013 at 7:24 PM

When the consulate came under attack and it was clear that the Ambassador was in danger a message was sent out to the Embassy and the State Dept reporting that. In the message precedence system used by the U.S. Military and the State Dept it would have been a Flash precedence.

Such messages are not “stove piped,” that is, they do not go only to one recipient. It would have been addressed to the Embassy in Tripoli as well as the State Dept Operations Center.

The receipt of FLASH messages set off every bell and whistle in the Ops Center. The message is logged and given to the Duty Officer. He then pulls up the protocol and forwards the message to the appropriate people.

One of the people at State that is ALWAYS advised about a FLASH message is the Secretary of State. A FLASH message is never short-stopped by any assistant or ‘Acting.” It goes directly to the top even if it involves putting a courier in the back seat of an F16 to deliver it.

The Principal, in this case The Secretary of State is never unavailable.

There is a log of who was notified and when that is kept, mostly as a CYA but always religiously kept for just that reason.

Congress should subpoena the Duty Officer logs for Sept 11-12 2012.

They may not answer many questions but they would probably raise some new ones

schmuck281 on October 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Miss Lindsey is just so cute when she’s pandering to the right by faking outrage over anything the Obama admniistration is doing, isn’t she? It’s kind of like a woman faking an orgasm.

Gator Country on October 29, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Schadenfreude

Bmore on October 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

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