Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is one of a small group of Republican senators calling for a Special Committee to investigate the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. But he may be the first to run campaign ads on the issue ahead of the 2014 elections. These web ads via AmericaBlog:
Clicking on the petition brings the reader to a splash screen on Graham’s campaign website:
On Friday, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) rejected the need for a Special Committee, noting that several committees in the House and Senate are already investigating the tragedy. Reid also called on Republicans to stop politicizing the tragedy and national security. “[E]lections are over; it is time to put an end to the partisan politicization of national security and begin working together to strengthen our efforts to dismantle and destroy the terrorist networks that threaten us,” he said in a letter to Graham’s ally Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) also see no need for the committee.