WASHINGTON Three Republican senators on Wednesday demanded the creation of a special panel to investigate the September attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz,. joined Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., in saying the standard congressional committees aren't up to the task of unraveling the complex series of diplomatic, military and intelligence missteps tied to the tragedy in Benghazi.
"While we await the findings and recommendations of the (Obama) administration's internal review, it's essential for the Congress to conduct its own independent assessment," McCain said.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he didn't think a special committee is necessary.