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Dem Senator: Hagel Will Be Confirmed

dcoffman Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 1:06 PM
Liberal, Anti-Semite, Pro Hamas....Confirmed!
LAPhil Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 1:09 PM
When is the damn Senate going to grow a pair and vote down an unqualified Obama nominee for anything? I'd like to see it happen just once!

Granted, it's pretty rare these days for a Cabinet nominee to be unconfirmed; as happened to embattled UN Ambassador Susan Rice, controversial figures just don't get the nomination. But still, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, has drawn bipartisan criticism for his controversial stances on issues ranging from homosexuality to Iran--and yet the Senate is likely to confirm him, per one of its admittedly reluctant members:

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said on Sunday he believes former Sen. Chuck Hagel(R-Neb.) will be confirmed by the Senate as secretary of defense.

"I think Sen. Hagel will be approved,"...