Hagel Vote Set For Today

Senator Chuck Hagel speaks at the Forum on the Law of the Sea Convention held at the Willard Intercontinental Washington Hotel, Washington D.C, May 9, 2012. DoD Photo

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Senator Chuck Hagel speaks at the Forum on the Law of the Sea Convention held at the Willard Intercontinental Washington Hotel, Washington D.C, May 9, 2012. DoD Photo
Senator Chuck Hagel speaks at the Forum on the Law of the Sea Convention held at the Willard Intercontinental Washington Hotel, Washington D.C, May 9, 2012. DoD Photo

The Senate is scheduled to vote today on Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel, though the vote could be delayed by debate, reports USA Today. 

The vote was delayed until after the President’s Day recess by Republicans unhappy with the nominee’s testimony.

The former Republican senator from Nebraska drew ire from Senate republicans over questions related to his support for the surge of troops in Iraq and questions related to Hagel’s support of Israel.

On Sunday a chief Hagel critic, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), said Hagel would likely be nominated.

Republicans have the option of insisting holding up to 30 hours of debate over the nomination that could push the vote to Wednesday.

 

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