Skip to comments.Senate chairman: Hagel nomination on track
Posted on 02/07/2013 7:03:37 PM PST by haffast
WASHINGTON (AP) Chuck Hagel's nomination to be the next defense secretary remains on track despite Republican demands for additional information about his paid speeches and business dealings, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Thursday.
The GOP requests dealt a setback to President Barack Obama's pick, forcing the committee to announce late Wednesday it would postpone a vote on the nomination. A new date has not been set.
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the committee, said the additional requests were extraordinary and that Hagel had complied with the panel. He said he would move ahead with a vote as soon as possible.
"We can't not vote because there's dissatisfaction. That would be endless," Levin told reporters. "We're going to schedule a vote."
Levin said he was confident the Senate would confirm Hagel, pointing out that none of the Senate's 55 Democrats oppose the nominee, that two Republicans have announced their support and that several other GOP senators have said they would not back a filibuster.
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Well, I didn’t expect any differently. These confirmation hearings are all for show.
Anti Jew, Anti American douche bag being confirmed..yeah I saw this coming..all of these congressional hearings, all for show..of course Hagel will be confirmed he fits perfectly in the Obama Administration, hates America, hates Israel, perfect fit
If 0bama nominated Charlie Manson for something Congress would check off on it.
He will probably get 97 votes, easily confirmed like Kerry
All irrelevant. They could stick any moron in that position. The Marxist calls the shots.
I wish Hagel were tied to the tracks.