Members of Congress Want Petraeus to Testify on Benghazi Despite Resignation

What's an extra-marital affair have to do with not answering questions?


Lawmakers and other officials, after getting over the shock of Gen. David Petraeus' sudden resignation Friday, are increasingly coming to at least one consensus—the former CIA director's personal indiscretions are no reason to prevent him from testifying to Congress about the Libya attack. 

Petraeus had originally been set to testify in a pair of closed hearings Thursday before the House and Senate intelligence committees. In the wake of Petraeus' resignation over an extramarital affair, he is no longer expected to appear at that hearing—Acting Director Mike Morrell will testify instead.