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Hagel Vote Postponed
Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2013 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 02/06/2013 2:31:17 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man

The Senate Armed Services Committee will not hold a vote Thursday on the confirmation of secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel, according to reports.

“Hagel vote won’t be tomorrow in Armed Services,” Politico’s Manu Raju tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “Levin: “The committee’s review of the nomination is not yet complete.’” Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin also confirmed the delay.

Hagel’s murky financial entanglements are a major concern in the delay, according to sources close to the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). Also of concern is a committee investigation into how Hagel and his Senate office handled a 2007 sexual harassment allegation made by a former staff member.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) distributed a letter to his Republican colleagues calling on SASC Chairman Carl Levin (D., Mich.) to delay a committee vote until Hagel responds to the numerous questions about his financial entanglements, according to multiple Senate sources.

The letter has garnered at least two dozen signatures thus far, the sources said.

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Hagel told the committee he was unable to provide further information about possible foreign funding sources for the organizations and corporations he is affiliated with.

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Hagel’s refusal to provide further information about who funds the organizations and companies he is affiliated with could lead some GOP senators to consider holding up his nomination until the issue is resolved, sources close to the committee told the Free Beacon.

(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hagel; hagelpostponed

1 posted on 02/06/2013 2:31:20 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Good, keep the POS out. One of our NE senators is probably going to vote for him because he is from Nebraska. Piss poor reason to vote for someone who was never a real republican.


2 posted on 02/06/2013 2:38:04 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

They finally figured out he’s too stoopid?


3 posted on 02/06/2013 2:44:15 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus
They finally figured out he’s too stoopid?

No... They finally figured out Obama is too stupid or incompetent to properly vet his nominee....

DOD is a wellspring of money flowing to states...the head of it needs to be beholden to the guys who voted him in .... Not some foreign entity he is corrupted by....

I am sure if he will not come clean on his foreign benefactors.... There probably a real good reason he won't and that alone should derail his nomination...

4 posted on 02/06/2013 2:59:12 PM PST by JZoback
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Also of concern is a committee investigation into how Hagel and his Senate office handled a 2007 sexual harassment allegation made by a former staff member.

Ho ho ho! I guess the Democrat/Media operation to investigate and circulate details of bimbo eruptions involving Republicans may finally come back to bite 'em in the arse!


5 posted on 02/06/2013 3:00:48 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ozzymandus

THE FOREIGNER once again shows he really knows how to pickem. I have never seen a more radical anti american group of commies selected for service of this country in my entire life. And the democratic drones just go along with it as if this is good for the country. You can see why Hitler was so easily able to take over a country that has a large population of complete NITWITS.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 3:03:49 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

the shake downs, payoffs, threats and intimidation is commencing


7 posted on 02/06/2013 3:16:22 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Tex-Con-Man

All Right CRUZ!

I’ll bet anything Hagel is on the payroll of Saudi.

Friggin’ Al Qaeda plant, just like his 0bummerness.


8 posted on 02/06/2013 3:33:57 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Vote him out. Period. No more of this delaying. Get Obama used to being defied.


9 posted on 02/06/2013 5:04:24 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

They’ll vote late Friday so the outrage will die down over the weekend.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 5:05:25 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: spawn44

McCarthy Capital is partly owned by the World-Herald, one of Nebraska’s liberal papers. McCarthy Capital owns Election Systems & Software, and their voting machines have been found to flip votes.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Election_Systems_%26_Software

Obama DOES know how to pick ‘em.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 6:11:02 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Cruz is a big monkey wrench disrupting the Senate club. Good. It’s no wonder why Hagel was a fixture on the network Sunday morning talking head shows. Their kind of idiot.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 6:27:05 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: butterdezillion

The fact that Obama’s website disabled the credit card verification process and the 2012 website donations were found to be mostly from foreign sources makes it doubly concerning that Hagel’s company which produces a large portion of the country’s voting machines and vote tabulation programming will not reveal any foreign influence. Especially since there were voting anomalies in key areas which were critical to the total outcome of the 2012 election.

Did Soros’ communist-Islamist alliance offer Hagel the SecDef position in return for stealing the election? With the endorsement of Bob Kerry over Deb Fischer geared toward giving the cover of Obama liking Hagel because of his “crossing the aisle”?

I think what transpired right before Hagel endorsed Kerry should be VERY closely examined.

And we have GOT to require voting systems to have transparent accountability and integrity, so that the system itself would have a “black box” showing any tampering, “adjustments”, etc - that must be audited by experts from different political persuasions. Or something like that. I don’t know how the details would have to work, but we need to do SOMETHING.

And of course, it should go without saying that if Hagel should be examined for foreign influence - particularly because of his lack of transparency - then so should Obama. Especially since the HI state registrar has confirmed that Obama’s HI BC is not legally valid and the White House image is a forgery. What little “transparency” Obama has claimed was a forgery to hide that he has no legally-established birth facts based on a HI birth certificate. If he has been using a birth certificate his whole life long, it has been one from somewhere BESIDES Hawaii.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 6:30:18 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Tex-Con-Man

They’re going to go after Ted Cruz big time. Let’s be ready.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 6:46:27 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Hagel is far from an ideal secretary of defense, but one thing in all this opposition to him really bothers me.

Why didn't Republicans put the same effort into trying to block the appointment of Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, John Kerry, and for that matter Obama's Supreme Court nominations? They seem far worse than Hagel could ever be, yet I don't remember anyone in the GOP threatening to fillibuster their appointments.

15 posted on 02/06/2013 7:31:06 PM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Hagel ping


16 posted on 02/06/2013 11:58:10 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Tex-Con-Man

There are many I detest on the Senate, but no one more than Hagel.

Keep lighting up the phones.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 1:17:42 AM PST by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative.)
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To: JZoback

No... They finally figured out Obama is too stupid or incompetent to properly vet his nominee....

I still think this was a plan to set up the Republicans. Hagel is a Republican and if turned down, Obama can put in someone he really wants and say well I tried bipartisanship and didn’t work so I will select such and such in return.


18 posted on 02/07/2013 5:44:31 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Where was all this opposition to the Kagel and Sotomayor? These NY NE Harvard libs can do much more damage to the USA in their lifetime appointment than 3.5 years of Hagel. We could do much worse than Hagel, believe me.. We are overrepresented by NYers and other NE libs.


19 posted on 02/07/2013 6:03:30 AM PST by apoliticalone
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To: ek_hornbeck

Two words. “Red Cruz”


20 posted on 02/07/2013 6:14:49 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I MEAN “Ted Cruz”!


21 posted on 02/07/2013 6:16:28 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: JZoback
No... They finally figured out Obama is too stupid or incompetent to properly vet his nominee....

Maybe it is all going according to Hussein's plan to keep everyone's eye off his real goal of destroying America's economy and replacing it with socialism. Goodness knows he has enough balls juggling in the air at any one time to distract and entire nation from his real goals. By the end of term 2 we all will look back and wonder in great amazement how the US fell into such a slumber and what happened to the once great powerhouse of a country.
22 posted on 02/07/2013 6:23:02 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

They should of postponed voting for John Kerry, too!


23 posted on 02/07/2013 8:01:15 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: napscoordinator; JZoback

The napscoordinator is on the money. Whoever planned this one for Obama knows exactly what he is doing. Pick a Rino who will, if confirmed, do exactly what the left wants and if he is not confirmed they can rant about how they tried everything possible, they even went so far as to nominate a Republican for the most important slot in the whole cabinet and then the other Republicans refused to confirm him, that proves the GOP is just a collection of nutcases.


24 posted on 02/07/2013 7:39:44 PM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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Thanks Tex-Con-Man!


25 posted on 02/07/2013 7:56:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Two words: Ted Cruz

That misses the point of my question. Why wasn't Cruz nearly as up in arms about John Kerry as he was about Chuck Hagel?

Opposing Hagel's appointment to the death while allowing Obama's other picks (who are much worse) to slide by makes it look as though Cruz and others are acting on a personal vendetta against Hagel as opposed to ideology or principle.

26 posted on 02/08/2013 10:07:19 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

The question is was Ted Cruz even on the Committee who “vetted” Kerry?


27 posted on 02/08/2013 10:09:12 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man; All

Here’s the two words that seem to be going in the right direction...”50/50”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hagel-withdraw_700456.html


28 posted on 02/09/2013 4:40:18 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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