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Lieberman on McCain, Graham: ‘My two amigos’ wrong on Benghazi hearings

By David Edwards
Sunday, November 18, 2012 10:49 EDT
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Joe Lieberman speaks to Fox News
 
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Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is known for backing Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on hawkish national security policies but on Sunday said that “my two amigos” were wrong to call for a Watergate-style investigation into September attacks that killed four Americans in Benghazi.

During an interview on Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Lieberman and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) if they agreed with the demand that Congress create a joint select committee like those used to investigate Watergate and the Iran-Contra affair.

“The committees within the United States Senate are very capable of investigating this in the right way, and this is one time I have a slight disagreement with my good friends,” Chambliss explained.

“Yeah, I respectfully separate myself from my two amigos on this and agree with Saxby,” Lieberman agreed. “This was a tragedy but it doesn’t rise to the level of 9/11 in [2001]. Our committees can handle this and come up with answers.”

“If for some reason our colleagues think when we’re done that we haven’t done a good enough job, well let them think about a special committee then.”

Watch this video from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Nov. 18, 2012.

 

(h/t: Politico)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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