Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense; tough confirmation battle expected

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.

https://twitter.com/edhenryTV/status/288018865861046274

Many conservatives have reservations about Hagel because he is not tough enough on Iran and has stood in opposition to Israel.

https://twitter.com/josh_hammer/status/288018343825399809

https://twitter.com/k_dodger/status/288017998390910976

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Sen. Lindsey Graham makes his opposition clear:

https://twitter.com/GrahamBlog/status/287926908723814400

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says the nomination of Hagel would make war with Iran more likely.

https://twitter.com/Bobblespeak/status/288025623203553281

https://twitter.com/JamesMAustin94/status/288002602791206912

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Jonah Goldberg points out the hypocrisy on the Left:

https://twitter.com/JonahNRO/status/287993521187741697

In typical fashion, the lapdog media are beside themselves that a Republican would receive criticism from other Republicans.

https://twitter.com/jameshohmann/status/288011754997432321

https://twitter.com/lheal/status/288011505620897792

https://twitter.com/joelschafer/status/288016050048606212

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.

Related:

Ari Fleischer unloads on Chuck Hagel

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