Today, President Obama presided over an absurd press conference in which he puffed himself up with righteous indignation over Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) calling for a full-scale investigation of Benghazi and opposition to Ambassador Susan Rice’s possible nomination for Secretary of State. “Come after me,” he said, calling Rice’s opponents “outrageous.”
Now Senator Graham has fired back, according to Chad Pergram of Fox News. “Sen. Lindsey Graham: Mr. President, don’t think for one minute I don’t hold you ultimately responsible for #Benghazi,” Pergram tweeted. Graham added, “I think you failed as Commander in Chief before, during, and after the attack.”
The next step will be calling Obama to the Hill. He’s been able to hide behind Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who’s off gallivanting around Australia, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who has joined her there, and newly disgraced former CIA Director David Petraeus. All three will likely be out of the administration within weeks. Obama himself must be held to account.