Graham responded quickly after the president’s news conference, saying he did, in fact, hold Obama responsible for the Benghazi attack.
“I think you failed as commander in chief before, during, and after the attack,” Graham said in a statement.
Obama broke no new ground on some of the key foreign policy issues facing him in his second term. He reiterated his long-standing position that there is still time for the U.S. and its allies to find a diplomatic solution to its nuclear standoff with Iran. And of the ongoing civil war in Syria, he said the U.S. considers opposition groups as representative of the Syrian people but is not prepared to recognize them as a government in exile, as France has done.