While the Republicans are forcing the president to respond to the Benghazi attacks and allegations and even talking about Obama’s impeachment, John McCain is one senator who doesn’t want to take matters that far.
A high-ranking diplomat, who was also the State Department’s deputy chief of mission in Libya then, Gregory Hicks testified during the Benghazi Hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week. His testimony resurrected the almost dead concerns regarding the role of the U.S. military and top officials in the White House, especially President Obama, at that time.
McCain defended Obama on ABC’s This Week Sunday advising his colleagues to calm down with the talk of impeaching the president of the country. He wants to give the president ‘the benefit of doubt.’
He said, “With all due respect, I think this is a serious issue. I will even give the president the benefit of the doubt on some of these things. We need a select committee.”
But his views for former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, were a little less forgiving. McCain continued, “I think the Secretary of State has played a role in this...she had to have been in the loop in some way, but we don't know for sure.”
“Her response before the foreign relations committee, 'who cares,' 'who cares how this happened,' in a rather emotional way...a lot of people care in respect to the Secretary of State.”
John McCain also suggested that Clinton should be brought back for another hearing as details from the Benghazi attack are still being uncovered.