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Rubio to Oppose Hagel Nomination

skytroop6 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 9:49 PM
I thought Hagel was nominated to be Secretary of Defense in the U.S., not Secretary of Defense of Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The Israeli government has said they have no problem with the appointment of Hagel, so what's Rubio's problem?

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is planning to vote against Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary as the controversial nominee faces tough questions about his anti-Israel comments and lax policy positions on Iran.

During an appearance on Happening Now Thursday, Rubio said, "I stated long ago I've been deeply disturbed by his previous comments and positions in regards to sanctions on Iran and in regards to direct negotiations with North Korea. Obviously statements he made about Israel. these are not the kind of statements and kind of positions I want to see our secretary of defense have and these are big,...