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Senator vows to delay Obama's nominees over Libya

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Photo -   FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo Sen. Lindsey Graham, D-S.C., questions former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's Secretary of Defense nominee, during Hagel's confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On a Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, talk show Graham threatened to hold up Hagel's Senate confirmation, and that of John Brennan as CIA director, until the White House provides more answers about the deadly September 11 attack against a US diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo Sen. Lindsey Graham, D-S.C., questions former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's Secretary of Defense nominee, during Hagel's confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On a Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, talk show Graham threatened to hold up Hagel's Senate confirmation, and that of John Brennan as CIA director, until the White House provides more answers about the deadly September 11 attack against a US diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Politics,White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham is determined to get more answers about the deadly Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Now the South Carolina Republican says he will hold up Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees to head the Pentagon and the CIA until he gets that information.

Graham accuses the White House of "stonewalling" requests to release more information about the attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. He said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that "We're going to get to the bottom of Benghazi."

The White House has urged quick approval of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and John Brennan, Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, as CIA director.

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