Nominee Hagel picks up Sen. Schumer's support
Former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Obama has nominated Hagel to replace Panetta in the Pentagon post.
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary got a big boost Tuesday with the backing of a senator influential in Jewish communities.
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat, said he was prepared to vote for Hagel’s confirmation.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:00 am.