Sen. Johanns to back Hagel's nomination
Michael Johanns, right, confers with then-Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., at the start of his secretary of agriculture confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Jan. 6, 2005.
Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., said Saturday he will support Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary.
The loudest objections to the nomination since it was first floated have been over Hagel's past comments toward Iran and Israel. Opponents have argued he's been too soft on Iran and too tough on Israel.
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