Skip to comments.Senate ends Hagel filibuster, nomination moves closer to vote
Posted on 02/26/2013 9:53:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Chuck Hagel moved a step closer to confirmation as Defense secretary after the Senate voted Tuesday afternoon 71-27 to end a GOP-led filibuster of his controversial nomination. A final vote is expected no later than Wednesday evening.
Hagel will likely win final confirmation with fewer votes, however, making him the first successful Pentagon chief to attain the post with more than two dissenting votes in decades. Leon Panetta, the outgoing secretary, was confirmed unanimously in 2011.
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“Exactly what qualifies Hegel for the office of Sec of Defense.”
He was nominated by the President of the United States.
I don’t like it, but that’s what happens. Elections have consequences, and this is one of the consequences for failing to make our case to the American people last year.
I don’t want Dems to play political games and deny the next Republican president his choice of Cabinet officials, and we shouldn’t countenance the GOP doing that today. It’s a bad precedent to set.
“””I dont want Dems to play political games and deny the next Republican president his choice of Cabinet officials, and we shouldnt countenance the GOP doing that today. Its a bad precedent to set.””
Are you kidding or do you actually think a republican will ever get elected to President again?
Yes, indeed, he was nominated by the President but this nomination must be confirmed by the Senate, and the Republicans had the POWER to prevent this nomination from being confirmed. They chose not to. Yes, elections have consequences. Too many Republicans showed themselves unworthy of out support. Too many voted to let the guy advance to the office simply out of personal friendship, or because they share his opinions, or maybe out of fear for their own re-election. They maybe want, desperately, to be IN, and therefore they do what they have to to stay IN.
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