he does`t have to. if they do`t vote for hagel the republicans can kiss the next election good bye. there won`t be a moderate republican left in the republican party. try willing an election with out the center of the republican party..there is not enough teaparty zealots to elect a majority both the house and senate.
She formerly worked in the Pentagon as Deputy Secretary of Defense. She would not only be a natural choice based upon knowledge of the department and competence, but her nomination and certain approval by the Senate would be a major statement to the world.