Graham to Obama: You Failed as Commander in Chief Before, During, and After Benghazi

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Bridget Johnson @ PJTatler:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) quickly fired back at President Obama after the commander in chief ripped into the senator and his colleague, John McCain (R-Ariz.), for threatening to block any potential nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for secretary of State.

On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said “absolutely, without a doubt” Rice’s part in the Benghazi falsehoods would factor into her fitness for the job.

“I’m not entertaining promoting anybody that I think was involved with the Benghazi debacle. We need to get to the bottom of it,” Graham said. “The president has a lot of leeway with me and others when it comes to making appointments, but I’m not going to promote somebody who I think has misled the country or is either incompetent. That’s my view of Susan Rice.”

“When they go after the U.N. ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,” Obama said at this afternoon’s press conference, noting he hasn’t made final decisions about his second-term cabinet.

“If Senator McCain and Senator Graham, and others want to go after somebody? They should go after me. And I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi? And was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received? And to besmirch her reputation is outrageous,” the president said.

“Mr. President, don’t think for one minute I don’t hold you ultimately responsible for Benghazi. I think you failed as Commander in Chief before, during, and after the attack,” Graham said in a rapidly issued statement.

“We owe it to the American people and the victims of this attack to have full, fair hearings and accountability be assigned where appropriate,” Graham continued. “Given what I know now, I have no intention of promoting anyone who is up to their eyeballs in the Benghazi debacle.”

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

8 Responses to “Graham to Obama: You Failed as Commander in Chief Before, During, and After Benghazi”

  1. 1

    Old Guy

    With the MSM the way it is today we may never know the truth about Benghazi. I doubt we will hear truth from Patraeus, as he is too busy covering his ass.

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    don’t they care about the deaths incur because of OBAMA NEGLECT
    many times before, many time during the killing, then the SEALS BEFORE, AND DURING AND AFTER,

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    Perjury is a tricky business. Slick Willy was disbarred, but lesser mortals can go to prison. Flock this idea of going on vacation to avoid Senate hearings; bring in the Hildabeast by the hair of the head or subpoena her and Panetta as well. RiINOs can get tough, now that the election is over.

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    @Liberal1 (Objectivity):

    You mean the Main Stream Media once again failed to report the response to give the Pretender in Chief as much time as possible to bask in his machismo of acting tough with reporters. The same reporters who would have no problem laying down over a puddle for him to walk across if he asked them to.

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    Wm T Sherman

    Gee, it’s nice of Graham to do some tough posturing. Real nice.

    Where was this tough guy persona hiding until now?

    Oh well. Time for Miss Lindsey to get back to folding on immigration like a cheap card table.

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