Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he wouldn't back down from criticizing the Obama administration over the deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
"Everything I have done has been about what I think is best for the country," Graham told CNN's Dana Bash. "I think it's best to find the truth about Benghazi. When my primary is over and I'm going to win, I'm going to still be on Benghazi."
In a tweet Tuesday, Graham said the Russian invasion into Ukraine is rooted in the Benghazi attack:
It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression. #Ukraine
— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) March 4, 2014
Graham reiterated that idea in his discussion with CNN, saying "it's not just about Ukraine."
"When you tell the world, we're going to find the people that killed our four Americans in Libya including the ambassador and you do nothing about it, whether you agree with this policy in Syria or Egypt, whether you agree with his policies, when he tells people there are going to be consequences and there are none, it sets in motion exactly what you see," Graham said.
See a clip from CNN above.