Graham Threatens Holds On Hagel, Brennan Nominations

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday threatened to place holds on the nominations of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and John Brennan for director of the CIA until the White House details President Obama’s actions on the night of the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. 

“No confirmation without information,” Graham said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“We know nothing about what the president did on the night of September 11, during a time of national crisis, and the American people need to know what their commander-in-chief did, if anything, during this eight-hour attack,” Graham said.

Graham continued: “I don’t know if he ever called anyone. I know he never talked to the secretary of defense. I know that he never talked to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. And they never talked to anyone at the White House. I know the secretary of state never talked to the secretary of defense. This was incredibly mismanaged. And what we know now, it seems to be a very disengaged president.”

Graham said he would not filibuster the nominations, which Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has advised repeatedly against.

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