As Congress continues its investigation into the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Libya, Democratic lawmakers are accusing the Republican majority in the House of playing politics.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the congressional investigation that aims to find out how much the Obama administration knew following the attack is "turning into a witch hunt."
"We will search the killers down and bring them to justice. The one thing we must not do, though, is "¦ treat it like political football," he said on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday. "We have a situation where we rushed to a hearing. We don't have substantial evidence yet."
Cummings also accused Republicans on the Hill of scheduling the hearing to benefit their nominee for president, Mitt Romney.
"The way we're doing it, I think, is basically based on a campaign schedule, trying to give Romney some talking points," he said. "But I don't think that our men who were killed deserve this. I don't think our diplomatic corps deserves this. We can do better."
But Republicans argued that the administration's reaction following the attack in Libya is worthy of inquiry. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the administration is either "misleading or they're incredibly incompetent," adding that Libya has become President Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment, a reference to President George W. Bush's handling of Iraq.