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Washington, May 13 (ANI): US Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), while responding to Republicans who are calling the Obama administration's response to the Benghazi attacks a cover-up worse than Watergate and even floating impeachment, has said he wasn't yet willing to go that far.

On Thursday, Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-Okla.) accused President Barack Obama of overseeing "the most egregious cover-up in American history". He added that "people may be starting to use the 'I word'" before long, reports the Huffington Post.

McCain also defended Obama against impeachment during a late February town hall, saying he does not believe that Obama has committed impeachable offenses.

Still, the senator later said that he does believe the Obama administration's response to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, constituted a "cover-up" because "there was willful removal of information, which was obvious".

The Benghazi issue was reignited last week after House Republicans held a hearing on the attacks and ABC News published a story showing that administration talking points offered immediately after the attacks went through several rounds of editing by officials, including in the State Department.

While many Republicans have charged political interference, others - including longtime State Department reporter Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post - have noted that it seems more like a case of bureaucratic in-fighting. (ANI)