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Dem Senator: Hagel Will Be Confirmed

Elizabeth420 Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 2:01 PM
Along with Colin Powell, who was also willing to sell out his "ideals" & "principles" in lieu of abandoning Dr King's dream of viewing people based on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, which apparently was the only determining factor for Powell when it came time to pull the lever in a Presidential election.

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,"...