The Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan measure that would direct the Pentagon to provide $400 million to help restore the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya.
McCain and several other senators voted to approve the measure by a vote of 69-27.
McCain, R-Ariz., who is the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the panel’s top Republican, agreed that the Obama administration was in no position to discuss the attack in Benghazi.
McCain said the Pentagon has a responsibility to provide security to U.N. facilities and he added, “I think it’s important that the American people have a thorough look at what happened here.”
The U.K.-based U. S. embassy in Libya, which was attacked by militants in August, has also been under siege by militant groups since June.
and other governments have blamed the group that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans for the attack, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans.
Graham said the U