BREAKING: AP - Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is President Barack Obama's pick to be the next Defence Secretary.—
Darren McCaffrey (@DMcCaffreySKY) January 06, 2013
It looks like President Obama has settled on Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Gaining enough support to confirm him looks to be an uphill task for the administration.
Many conservatives have reservations about Hagel because he is not tough enough on Iran and has stood in opposition to Israel.
Sen. Lindsey Graham makes his opposition clear:
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says the nomination of Hagel would make war with Iran more likely.
Jonah Goldberg points out the hypocrisy on the Left:
In typical fashion, the lapdog media are beside themselves that a Republican would receive criticism from other Republicans.
Newsflash to all leftists: Unlike your side, we do not feel like we have to unify behind someone simply because he is (or was) a Republican.