Despite opponents, Chuck Hagel confirmation expected
Chuck Hagel speaks during his tough confirmation hearing Thursday.
Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary has been met with opposition that is rare in its intensity and its focus on previous policy stands, according to close observers of the process.
The former GOP senator from Nebraska played the role of human punching bag during last week's confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Republicans verbally pummeled Hagel on his past positions and statements.
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Monday, February 4, 2013 12:00 am.