Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said that the president's handling of the attack on the consulate in Benghazi is "more serious than Watergate," adding, "We need the investigations to begin immediately."
"Benghazi-gate is the right term for this," Blackburn said on Fox News. "This is very, very serious, probably more serious than Watergate. And to call this a response to a video when it was obviously a terrorist attack."
Blackburn and a number other Republicans have accused U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice and the president of initially covering up that the attack on the U.S. consulate was a terrorist attack, instead characterizing it as a response to the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims."
Last week, Mike Huckabee similarly compared the attack in Libya to Watergate, and implied that Obama should be impeached for it.