Vote on Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense by a 14-11 margin. All 14… read more

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense by a 14-11 margin. All 14 Democrats supported the nomination, and 11 Republicans opposed. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) was not in the room at the time of the vote. Several Republican members voiced concerns over the nominee. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused former Senator Hagel of taking money for foreign entities and implied he lied about speeches he had given in the past. Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) reminded members of the committee’s bipartisan history, saying, “We have survived party lines vote before. We will survive this one.” close

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Vote on Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 12, 2013
Last Aired:
Feb 13, 2013

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  • Feb 12, 2013 | 2:30pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 12, 2013 | 2:56pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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  • Feb 13, 2013 | 1:40am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 13, 2013 | 7:56am EST | C-SPAN 2
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