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Rubio to Oppose Hagel Nomination

skytroop6 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 10:07 PM
I thought you all wanted austerity to reduce the deficit. Are you excluding the Department of Defense from budget cuts? Why? You mean you can't reduce Defense by any amount? Besides it's Republicans who are now saying let sequestration kick in where half the cuts come from Defense.

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,...