The Benghazi attack will be on the docket this month, lawmakers said Tuesday.
Sec. Hillary Clinton will testify on the Sept. 12, 2012 attack, which left four Americans dead, at a Jan. 22 hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) said Tuesday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) also said the “Benghazi debacle” will be an issue in the confirmation process of John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee for director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
“I have not forgotten about the Benghazi debacle and still have many questions about what transpired before, during and after the attack on our consulate,” Graham said in a statement. “In that regard, I do not believe we should confirm anyone as director of the CIA until our questions are answered – like who changed Ambassador Susan Rice’s talking points and deleted the references to Al-Qaeda?”
Graham added that his opposition to confirmation is “not directed” at Brennan personally, but at Benghazi.
Meanwhile, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday Susan Rice’s comments on the Benghazi attack amounted to “irrelevance” at a White House press briefing.