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03/03/2013 03:40 pm ET | Updated Mar 04, 2013

John Brennan CIA Confirmation Faces Delay From Lindsey Graham, John McCain Over Benghazi

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are threatening to delay a vote on John Brennan as new CIA Director, citing the need for more information on the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Both senators appeared on CBS' "Face The Nation" Sunday, demanding answers on the violence that killed four Americans.

"John and I are hell-bent on making sure the American people understand this debacle called Benghazi," Graham said.

"Why don't we just get answers to these questions?" McCain added. "I've had questions, written questions, for Mr. Brennan for nearly three weeks now. I've not received a single answer. I think that we deserve at least an answer to those questions, and I have some questions about torture."

The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to vote on Brennan Tuesday. He has served as a counterterrorism advisor to President Barack Obama since 2009.

Graham and McCain have been two of the more vocal critics of the Obama administration's handling of the Benghazi situation. Back in late January, Graham charged in a Fox News interview that then-Secretary of State "Hillary Clinton got away with murder." Earlier in October, McCain compared the Benghazi violence to Watergate.

"Somebody said the other day to me that this is as bad as Watergate," McCain said. "Nobody died in Watergate."

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