November 13, 2013

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham’s (R-S.C.) insistence on stalling the confirmation of the new Federal Reserve chairman until the Obama administration allows lawmakers to talk to survivors of the Benghazi, Libya, attack [“Graham says he won’t back down on Benghazi,” news, Nov. 11] is politics at its worst.

The U.S. economy is struggling mightily to get up to speed, and legislators should be doing everything possible to help it along. Part of that is a smooth transition at the Federal Reserve. Mr. Graham should not hold hostage the chairman’s confirmation to advance his political agenda.

Diane Stamm, Washington