Republicans demand access to Americans wounded in Benghazi attack

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs panel on emerging threats, wrote a letter to Kerry on Monday to tell him his agency's “stonewalling” was “unacceptable.”

"As a senator, you would not have tolerated such behavior, and you should not perpetuate it now,” Rohrabacher wrote.

“The House Foreign Affairs Committee has a right to know what the survivors saw and experienced in the service of their country on that dreadful night,” he wrote. “I will be recommending to [House Foreign Affair] Chairman Royce and to Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), that if the situation does not immediately improve, legal charges be leveled against those responsible to insure details of this attack on American diplomatic personnel are not kept hidden from the American people.”

Three hawkish senators – Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMellman: Where are good faith and integrity? GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech MORE (R-Ariz.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Overnight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot Graham cursed at acting DOD chief, declaring himself his 'adversary' MORE (R-S.C.) and Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteUS, allies must stand in united opposition to Iran’s bad behavior American military superiority will fade without bold national action Five possible successors to Mattis MORE (R-N.H.) – will press Kerry to make the survivors available to Congress, Graham told Fox News over the weekend.

“We’re going to write a letter. Myself, Sens. Ayotte and McCain, to Secretary Kerry asking to make the survivors available to the Congress,” Graham said Saturday. “The appropriate committees can interview the survivors about what happened that night.”