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Senators plan to delay CIA confirmation

March 3, 2013 at 1:59 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Two senators said they won't approve the nominee for the head of the CIA until they receive additional documents on the handling of the Benghazi attack.

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., appeared on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday and vowed to stop John Brennan's confirmation until further information is released on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate that left four Americans dead.

A vote on Brennan in the Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled for Tuesday.

Graham's critique of the administration's response led to U.S. Secretary to the United Nations Susan Rice removing her list from the potential candidates for Secretary of State.

Rice appeared on "Face the Nation" following the attack and incorrectly called the incident a "spontaneous" demonstration over an anti-Muslim video.

Now, Graham is asking for interviews of the survivors and transmissions from Benghazi to Washington from the night of the attack.

"I'm not going to vote on a new CIA director until I find out what the CIA did in Benghazi," Graham said.

McCain said he too just wants answers to the questions he has asked Brennan.

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