Durbin Attacks Issa For Compromising US Informants In Libya

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) went after House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) for publicly posting State Department cables that compromised the names of several Libyans working with the United States and put them in danger.

“This idea of Chairman Issa, that he’s going to dump the names in public of Libyans who are risking their lives to support America and keep us safe, in an effort to get a political toehold in this election is unconscionable,” Durbin said. “It is unacceptable.”

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