The Senate will likely place a hold on anyone President Barack Obama nominates to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.).
“There will be a hold” until the Obama administration fully answers lingering questions surrounding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Ayotte told a group of reporters Tuesday afternoon during a conference organized by the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI).
“My view is we should hold on this until we get sufficient information from the administration because there are questions that need to be answered,” she said.
A “hold” is a parliamentary rule that allows any senator to delay action in the Senate.
Ayotte met Tuesday morning with embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who has faced scrutiny from Republicans on Capitol Hill after disseminating erroneous information regarding Benghazi in the days following the attack.