Sen. Graham: Obama Benghazi Line is 'Lie of the Year'

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Monday, 03 Feb 2014 05:18 PM

By Greg Richter

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Sen. Lindsey Graham wasn't impressed with President Barack Obama's claim on Sunday that he wasn't aware terrorism was involved in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

"Last year, he got the lie-of-the-year award for saying if you like your healthcare you could keep it. He's going to have back-to-back titles for saying this," the South Carolina Republican said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

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Graham was responding to Obama's live interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly during the Super Bowl pregame show. O'Reilly asked Obama about Benghazi and other subjects in an often contentious interview.

Graham said Obama's words dishonored the four Americans killed in the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, and were an affront to their families. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was among the dead, the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979.

Obama told O'Reilly that Fox News was to blame for keeping Benghazi, the IRS and other stories alive, and a panel of MSNBC pundits Monday morning panned O'Reilly's questions as Republican talking points.

But Graham wasn't buying any of that either.

"The reason Benghazi doesn't go away: it's not a Fox News story. It's not a Republican story. It's an American story, and people want to know more because of four dead Americans," he told Cavuto.

Graham said people have to suspend their disbelief to accept what Obama told O'Reilly on Sunday.

"This will catch up with him eventually, because they're misleading us, and the president is still misleading us," he said.

"The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday night was to air more of the interview with Obama that was taped after the 10-minute live portion. O'Reilly has promised that interview will "break news."

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