SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is weighing in on the scandal involving the former CIA director.

Durbin says while it’s a tragedy for the family of ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, question must be asked.

“Questions need to be asked and they will be about whether any kind of classified information was transmitted to this person that he had an affair with and I think those questions need to be asked for the record,” Durbin said.

Petraeus resigned as the head of the CIA after it was discovered that he had an affair. Such relationships could compromise the nation’s security.

Petraeus acknowledged the affair in a letter to agency employees. A former spokesman for Petraeus says the retired general’s affair with a female biographer started after Petraeus left the Army.

Asked if there could be a connection to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Durbin says those question will also be asked.

“We have every right to ask the questions,” Durbin said. “Four Americans lost their lives there and we need to find out who’s responsible and hold them accountable for it.”


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