At President Barack Obama's first press conference since being re-elected, he addressed critics who called for a Watergate-style hearing on the administration's handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
The President also slammed criticism of the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice's testimony on the Benghazi attack on Sunday talk shows. Republicans say they would block her nomination to Secretary of State - claiming she misled the American people.
"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. And, you know, we're after an election now.
I think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in Benghazi and I'm happy to cooperate in any ways that Congress wants. We have provided every bit of information that we have and we will continue to provide information. And we've got a full-blown investigation, and all that information will be disgorged to Congress."
Soon after President Obama's comments, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) addressed the President's comments on Twitter:
Mr. President, don’t think for one minute I don’t hold you ultimately responsible for #Benghazi.
— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) November 14, 2012
OutFront tonight: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighs in on today's news.