MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sen. John McCain says he expects former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be confirmed as U.S. secretary of defense. McCain says he will support Hagel in the new role despite McCain's harsh criticism of his former colleague.
McCain told reporters during a trip to Mexico that Hagel had been hurt by a confirmation battle, but said that he and Senate colleagues could support Hagel in his work as defense secretary. Barring any surprises, Hagel is expected to be confirmed next week.
"I think he will have been weakened, but having said that, the job that he has is too important," McCain said. "I know that I and my other colleagues, if he's confirmed, and he very likely will be, will do everything we can to work with him."
'You don't say!' Ex-intel head: WH ignored ISIS threat for sake of Obama re-election
U of Chicago emergency closure had more than a little racial bias taking place
Why California Environmentalists Hate Water | Human Events
The Worst Gun Ever Made? - Bearing Arms - Calico, Video
5 Reasons I Will Not Vote For Trump If He Is The GOP Nominee | RedState
Peter Morici - 2015 Paris Climate Conference: Another Bad Deal for America
Contained? New Report Says There’s ‘Unprecedented’ ISIS Mobilization In The U.S.