Senator Vows to Delay Cabinet Votes; Sen. Graham Threatens to Block Confirmation of CIA, Defense Chiefs Because of Debate over Attack in Libya; POLITICS
WASHINGTON A leading Republican senator said Sunday that he would hold up Senate confirmation of President Barack Obamas nominees to head the Pentagon and the CIA until the White House provided more answers about the Sept. 11 attack against a U.S. installation in Benghazi, Libya.
The White House took aim at South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a persistent critic of Obamas response to the terrorist assault, by urging quick approval of the presidents second-term national security team and scolding any lawmakers trying to play politics with critical nominations.
Graham accused the White House of stonewalling requests to release more information about the attack that killed …
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