Graham: ‘Shutting Down The Embassies Makes Sense’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Sunday “shutting down the embassies makes sense” and the Obama administration was taking “the right approach to this.”

“Benghazi was a complete failure. The threats were real there, the reporting was real, and we basically dropped the ball,” The South Carolina senator said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We’ve learned from Benghazi, thank God, and the administration’s doing this right.”

Graham said despite the dangers, he would be traveling to Egypt with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) soon, adding we “cannot let these people drive us out of the Middle East.”

“We have to show resolve, but we have to be smart,” he said. 

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