McCain says Brennan hold possible over Benghazi questions

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday did not rule out putting a hold on John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA.

McCain has said he is frustrated that President Obama’s administration has not handed over more information about the September attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Arizona Republican added that there were still questions about Obama’s actions the night of the Benghazi attack, and also about how Brennan, currently the president’s chief counterterrorism adviser, views torture.

“They say why now? It's the only time we have the maximum leverage,” McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union" about a possible hold. “That's just a fact of life around Washington. But, look, I don't want to put a hold on anybody, but the American people deserve answers about Benghazi.”

“Mr. Brennan said that he was opposed to waterboarding and torture, but at the same time, he has said it has saved lives,” McCain added. “I'd like to know what lives were saved, because the information that I have is it saved no one's life. In fact, it was a lot of misinformation.”