We don't know he'll be confirmed.
The news of what Hagel said about the State Dept. hasn't had a chance to bleed through to the talking head shows. I think the GOP wants this to be aired on Sunday talk shows to erode Hagel's support further to give them a chance to have better reasons to vote against cloture next week.
thanks for this reply. It is certainly a plausible explanation. I hope things work out this way. I am just tired of always hoping for the best (from a conservative perspective) and ending up with the worst. Also I hold out no hope for the next potential nominee in line to be any better than Hagel.