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WASHINGTON — Senator Lindsey Graham threatened Monday to hold up all nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year’s deadly attack on the diplomatic post in Libya appear before Congress.
‘‘Where are the #Benghazi survivors?’’ the South Carolina Republican said on his official Twitter account. ‘‘I’m going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available to Congress.’’
Prominent nominations announced by President Obama and awaiting Senate confirmation include Janet Yellen for chair of the Federal Reserve and Jeh Johnson for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
The Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Many in Congress have been dissatisfied with the information they have received on the the matter.