Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel attempts to answer his critics and makes his case to become the next Secretary of Defense during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel attempts to answer his critics and makes his case to become the next Secretary of Defense during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Brent Martin has a preview. . .
Senator Fischer serves on the Armed Services Committee...and has met privately with Chuck Hagel. . .
Sen. Deb Fischer, Republican; "I believe we did"
But, questions remain, that Fischer wants answered before committing to voting for Hagel, a fellow Republican who endorsed Fischer's opponent in the US Senate race.
Senator Johanns, also a Republican, believes the president has secured enough votes from Senate Democrats to ensure Hagel's confirmation. . .
Sen. Mike Johanns, Republican; "support necessary"
Johanns believes Hagel can manage the 60 votes needed to become the next Secretary of Defense.
Senator Fischer says former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel will have to answer his critics during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee this (THU) morning.
President Obama has nominated Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense.
Fischer, a member of the Armed Services Committee, will be listening to Hagel's testimony. . .
Fischer; "resources deployed"
Fischer has denied that politics will enter her decision...even though Hagel endorsed her opponent in the United States Senate race.
Senator Johanns says his former mentor, Chuck Hagel, will have to explain some of his provocative statements during testimony before the Armed Services Committee this (THU) morning.
Both Johanns and Hagel are Republicans, but the two a bit of a falling out when Hagel endorsed Democrat Bob Kerrey in the US Senate race won by Deb Fischer.
Johanns says that's not the only time the two have disagreed on public policy. . .
Johanns; "in the Middle East"
Johanns believes Hagel has secured enough votes to win confirmation.
(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)