Congressional Committees Investigate The Attack In Benghazi, Libya That Killed 4 Americans

9:50 PM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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The election is over, but both political parties are still at it. The latest battle between parties is pushing for different investigations into what happened in Benghazi.

The fight is not over whether to get answers but rather how to get answers.

There are several committees investigating the Libyan attack that killed four Americans, including a US Ambassador.

Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham suggested a Select Committee which would streamline all the information being investigated within individual committees right now. The same approach was taken during the Watergate investigation.

However, McCain and Graham can't even get people of their own party to agree with them. House Speaker, John Boehner doesn't even endorse the idea, saying it's best to let the committees do their jobs. Boehner even thought the idea was inappropriate.

Another focus of recent tension is UN Ambassador, Susan Rice. The republicans are blaming her for the white house response after Benghazi, but President Obama backs Rice.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina said, "There are a lot of qualified people in this country the president could pick, but I am dead set on making sure we don't promote anybody that was an essential player in the Benghazi debacle."

"But when they go after the UN Ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. And should I choose that I think she's the best person to serve America in the capacity of the State Department, then I will nominate her," said President Obama.

Lawmakers are also arguing over whether the White House or the CIA ignored warnings and cries for help from the embassy.

The investigation will boil down to two remaining questions: What did the President and the administrations know and when did they know it?

On Friday, former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before two congressional committees on the Benghazi attack.

WFMY News 2

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