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Republicans risk getting 'burned' on Benghazi issue: Senator

U.S. Senator Graham talks to a reporter as he arrives for a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonAny attempt by Republicans to embarrass the Obama administration over the deadly September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, could backfire in the mid-term congressional elections, a Republican U.S. senator warned on Sunday. Some Republicans view the attack, in which militants killed four Americans at the U.S. mission in Benghazi including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as a political liability that could hurt President Barack Obama’s Democrats in November. Although the issue may resonate with some voters, pushing it too hard is politically risky for Republicans, said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who is running for re-election this year. “If we’re playing politics with Benghazi, we’ll get burned,” Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” When asked if the issue has become more about politics than substance, Graham said: “Anyone who believes this is just about politics, go tell that to the family members … Anyone who plays politics with Benghazi will get burned.” The Benghazi issue resurfaced last week after a conservative watchdog group released emails that it said showed Obama administration officials were concerned with protecting the president’s image in the days after the attack.

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